Determination of Flight Paths of an SBD-1 Airplane in Simulated Diving Attacks, Special Report

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An investigation has been made to determine the motions of and the flight paths describe by a Navy dive-bombing airplane in simulated diving attacks. The data necessary to evaluate these items, with the exception of the atmospheric wind data, were obtained from automatic recording instruments installed entirely within the airplane. The atmospheric wind data were obtained from the ground by the balloon-theodolite method. The results of typical dives at various dive angles are presented in the form of time histories of the motion of the airplane as well as flight paths calculated with respect to still air and with respect to the ground.

Creator(s): Johnson, Harold I.
Creation Date: March 1, 1943
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
Technical Report Archive and Image Library
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  • Creation: March 1, 1943
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An investigation has been made to determine the motions of and the flight paths describe by a Navy dive-bombing airplane in simulated diving attacks. The data necessary to evaluate these items, with the exception of the atmospheric wind data, were obtained from automatic recording instruments installed entirely within the airplane. The atmospheric wind data were obtained from the ground by the balloon-theodolite method. The results of typical dives at various dive angles are presented in the form of time histories of the motion of the airplane as well as flight paths calculated with respect to still air and with respect to the ground.

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Keyword(s): aircraft stability and control
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Serial Title: NACA Advanced Confidential Report
Serial Title: NACA Special Report
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
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Technical Report Archive and Image Library
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Resource Type: Report
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