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 Decade: 1920-1929
 Collection: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
Pressure distribution on wing ribs of the VE-7 and TS airplanes in flight

Pressure distribution on wing ribs of the VE-7 and TS airplanes in flight

Date: October 1, 1927
Creator: Rhode, R V
Description: This paper is the first of a series of notes, each of which presents the complete results of pressure distribution tests made by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, on single-wing ribs of the VE-7 and TS airplanes for a particular condition of flight. The level flight results are presented here in the form of curves and show the comparison between the pressure distribution over a representative thin wing, R.A.F.-15, and a moderately thick wing, U.S.A.-27, throughout the range of angle of attack.
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Note on the air forces on a wing caused by pitching.

Note on the air forces on a wing caused by pitching.

Date: March 1, 1925
Creator: Munk, Max M
Description: The following contains information on the air forces on a wing produced by it's pitching at a finite rate of angular velocity. The condition of smooth flow at the region of the trailing edge is maintained. The wing then experiences the same lift as if moving with the momentary velocity of the rear edge.
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Airfoil lift with changing angle of attack

Airfoil lift with changing angle of attack

Date: September 1, 1927
Creator: Reid, Elliott G
Description: Tests have been made in the atmospheric wind tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics to determine the effects of pitching oscillations upon the lift of an airfoil. It has been found that the lift of an airfoil, while pitching, is usually less than that which would exist at the same angle of attack in the stationary condition, although exceptions may occur when the lift is small or if the angle of attack is being rapidly reduced. It is also shown that the behavior of a pitching airfoil may be qualitatively explained on the basis of accepted aerodynamic theory.
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Mass distribution and performance of free flight models

Mass distribution and performance of free flight models

Date: October 1, 1927
Creator: Scherberg, Max & Rhode, R V
Description: This note deals with the mass distribution and performance of free flight models. An airplane model which is to be used in free flight tests must be balanced dynamically as well as statically, e.g., it must not only have a given weight and the proper center of gravity but also a given ellipsoid of inertia. Equations which relate the motions of an airplane and its model are given. Neglecting scale effect, these equations may be used to predict the performance of an airplane, under the action of gravity alone, from data obtained in making dropping tests of a correctly balanced model.
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Experiments with fabrics for covering airplane wings

Experiments with fabrics for covering airplane wings

Date: April 1, 1923
Creator: Proell, A
Description: None
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The comparison of well-known and new wing sections tested in the variable density wind tunnel

The comparison of well-known and new wing sections tested in the variable density wind tunnel

Date: May 1, 1925
Creator: Higgins, George J
Description: Three groups of airfoils have been tested in the variable density wind tunnel. The first group contains three airfoils. The second group is a systematic series of twenty-seven airfoils. The third group consists of several frequently used wing sections.
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The estimation of airplane performance from wind tunnel tests on conventional airplane models

The estimation of airplane performance from wind tunnel tests on conventional airplane models

Date: May 1, 1925
Creator: Warner, Edward P & Ober, Shatswell
Description: Calculations of the magnitude of the correction factors and the range of their variations for wind tunnel models used in making aircraft performance predictions were made for 23 wind tunnel models. Calculated performances were compared with those actually determined for such airplanes as have been built and put through flight test. Except as otherwise noted, all the models have interplane struts and diagonal struts formed to streamwise shape. Wires were omitted in all cases. All the models were about 18 inches in span and were tested in a 4-foot wind tunnel. Results are given in tabular form.
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The drift of an aircraft guided towards it's destination by directional receiving of radio signals transmitted from the ground

The drift of an aircraft guided towards it's destination by directional receiving of radio signals transmitted from the ground

Date: June 1, 1925
Creator: unknown
Description: Following a curved path increases the distance to be flown, and a type of radio navigation that forces the adoption of such a path is therefore less efficient than one that marks out a definite straight line between the point of departure and the intended destination, and holds the airplane to that line. To determine the loss of efficiency resulting from curvature of the path, calculations were made for two particular cases by the method of step-by-step integration. The calculations were based on the assumption that the pilot makes straightforward use of his radio for navigation and makes no allowance for drift. Results are given in tabular form for two airplanes flying 200 miles at 100 mph, one with a cross wind of 50 mph wind across course, and the other with a 20 mph wind across course. It is shown that the following of the curved path increases the time of flight and the air distance flown by 17 percent and 2.5 percent in the two cases.
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Propeller design: extension of test data on a family of model propellers by means of the modified blade element theory II

Propeller design: extension of test data on a family of model propellers by means of the modified blade element theory II

Date: May 1, 1926
Creator: Weick, Fred E
Description: This report is the second of a series of four on propeller design, and describes the method used to extend the data obtained from tests on a family of thirteen model propellers to include all propellers of the same form likely to be met in practice. This necessitates the development of a method of propeller analysis which when used to calculate the powers and efficiencies gives results which check the tests throughout their range.
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Determination of the value of wood for structural purposes

Determination of the value of wood for structural purposes

Date: April 1, 1923
Creator: Baumann, Richard
Description: None
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