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 Decade: 1940-1949
 Collection: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection
Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Low-Speed Characteristics of a 1/8-Scale Model of the Republic XP-91 Airplane with a Vee and a Conventional Tail

Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Low-Speed Characteristics of a 1/8-Scale Model of the Republic XP-91 Airplane with a Vee and a Conventional Tail

Date: December 15, 1947
Creator: Weiberg, James A. & Anderson, Warren E.
Description: Low-speed wind-tunnel tests of a l/8 scale model of the Republic XP-91 airplane were made to determine its low-speed characteristics and the relative merits of a vee and a conventional tail on the model. The results of the tests showed that for the same amount of longitudinal and directional stability the conventional tail gave less roll due to sideslip than did the vee tail. The directional stability of the model was considered inadequate for both the vee and conventional tails; however, increasing the area and aspect ratio of the conventional vertical tail provided adequate directional stability. It was possible with negative wing dihedral and open main landing gear doors to reduce the excessive roll due to sideslip for the landing configuration (flaps and gear down) to a more reasonable value commensurate with the aileron power. The use of variable wing incidence to adjust the longitudinal balance was sufficiently effective to reduce the predicted up-elevator required for landing by approximately 5 deg.
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Wind-tunnel investigation of the low-speed stability and control characteristics of a model with a sweptback vee tail and a sweptback wing

Wind-tunnel investigation of the low-speed stability and control characteristics of a model with a sweptback vee tail and a sweptback wing

Date: May 25, 1948
Creator: Polhamus, Edward C
Description: None
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Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Low-Speed Static Stability and Control Characteristics of a Model of Bell MX-776

Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Low-Speed Static Stability and Control Characteristics of a Model of Bell MX-776

Date: July 6, 1949
Creator: Queijo, M. J. & Michael, W. H., Jr.
Description: An investigation has been made in the Langley stability tunnel to determine the low-speed static stability and control characteristics of a model of the Bell MX-776. The results of the investigation indicated that the basic model configuration was longitudinally stable in the angle-of-attack range from about -16 deg. to 16 deg. but that the stability was a minimum near O deg angle of attack. The data indicated an aerodynamic-center position about 0.64 body diameters behind the center of gravity at low angles of attack. Reduction in the size of the front horizontal fins increased the longitudinal stability. With 20 percent of the span of the normal front horizontal fins cut off the aerodynamic center was about 1.04 body diameters behind the center of gravity, and with front horizontal fins having the same area as the front vertical fins, the aerodynamic center was 2.26 body diameters behind the center of gravity (at low angles of attack).
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Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Low-Speed Static Stability and Control Characteristics of a Model of the Bell MX-776 (RASCAL) in Combined Angle of Attack and Sideslip

Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Low-Speed Static Stability and Control Characteristics of a Model of the Bell MX-776 (RASCAL) in Combined Angle of Attack and Sideslip

Date: January 1, 1949
Creator: Letko, William
Description: An investigation has been made in the Langley stability tunnel to determine the low-speed static stability and control characteristics of a model of the Bell MX-776. The results show the model to be longitudinally unstable in the angle-of-attack range around zero angle of attack and to become stable at moderate angles of attack. The results of the present investigation agree reasonably well with results obtained in other facilities at low speed. The present pitching-moment results at low Mach numbers also agree reasonably well with unpublished results of tests of the model at supersonic Mach numbers (up to Mach number 1.86). Unpublished results at moderate and high subsonic speeds, however, indicate considerably greater instability at low angles of attack than is indicated by low-speed results. The results of the present tests also showed that the pitching-moment coefficients for angles of attack up to 12deg remained fairly constant with sideslip angle up to 12deg. The elevators tested produced relatively large pitching moments at zero angle of attack but, as the angle of attack was increased, the elevator effectiveness decreased. The rate of decrease of elevator effectiveness with angle of attack was less for 8deg than for 20deg elevator deflection. Therefore although 8deg ...
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Wind-tunnel investigation of the NACA 654-421 airfoil section with a double slotted flap and boundary layer control by suction

Wind-tunnel investigation of the NACA 654-421 airfoil section with a double slotted flap and boundary layer control by suction

Date: July 1, 1947
Creator: Quinn, John H
Description: None
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Wind-tunnel investigation of the opening characteristics, drag, and stability of several hemispherical parachutes

Wind-tunnel investigation of the opening characteristics, drag, and stability of several hemispherical parachutes

Date: April 1, 1949
Creator: Scher, Stanley H & Gale, Lawrence J
Description: None
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Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Opening Characteristics, Drag, and Stability of Several Hemispherical Parachutes

Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Opening Characteristics, Drag, and Stability of Several Hemispherical Parachutes

Date: October 7, 1948
Creator: Scher, Stanley E. & Gale, Lawrence J.
Description: An investigation has been conducted to determine the opening characteristics of several hemispherical parachutes and to study the influence of the parachute design variables on these opening characteristics. The effects of design variables on the drag and stability characteristics of the parachutes were also evaluated. The tests were made in the Langley 20-foot free-spinning tunnel and in the Langley 300 MPH 7 by 10-foot tunnel.
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Wind-tunnel investigation of the spinning characteristics of a model of a twin-tail low-wing personal-owner-type airplane with linked and unlinked rudder and aileron controls

Wind-tunnel investigation of the spinning characteristics of a model of a twin-tail low-wing personal-owner-type airplane with linked and unlinked rudder and aileron controls

Date: January 1, 1949
Creator: Klinar, Walter J & Gale, Lawrence J
Description: None
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Wind-tunnel investigation of the stability and control characteristics of a complete model equipped with a vee tail

Wind-tunnel investigation of the stability and control characteristics of a complete model equipped with a vee tail

Date: November 1, 1947
Creator: Polhamus, Edward C & Moss, Robert J
Description: None
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Wind-tunnel investigation of the stability of jettisoned nose sections of the D-558 airplane : phases I and II

Wind-tunnel investigation of the stability of jettisoned nose sections of the D-558 airplane : phases I and II

Date: January 14, 1948
Creator: Scher, Stanley H
Description: None
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Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Stability of the Jettisonable Nose Section of the X-3 Airplane

Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Stability of the Jettisonable Nose Section of the X-3 Airplane

Date: December 8, 1946
Creator: Scher, Stanley H.
Description: Because previous work has indicated that jettisonable nose sections of airplanes may be inherently unstable, and thus may cause dangerous centripetal accelerations on a pilot after jettisoning during high-speed flight, an investigation has been conducted in the Langley 20-foot free-spinning tunnel to determine the behavior in descent of a model of the jettisonable nose section of the Douglas X-3 airplane. The effects of varying the center-of-gravity position, of attaching fins of various sizes, and of installing a stabilizing parachute were investigated. In the investigation the model descended with its front and trimmed 36 deg above the horizontal and rotated about a vertical wind axis while rolling about its longitudinal body axis. The nose section was made to descend in a stable front-down attitude when stabilizing fins were installed in conjunction with movement of the center of gravity forward or when a stable parachute was attached to the model.
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Wind-tunnel investigation of transonic aileron flutter

Wind-tunnel investigation of transonic aileron flutter

Date: June 9, 1949
Creator: Erickson, Albert L & Mannes, Robert L
Description: None
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Wind-tunnel investigation of transonic aileron flutter of a semispan wing model with an NACA 23013 section

Wind-tunnel investigation of transonic aileron flutter of a semispan wing model with an NACA 23013 section

Date: July 12, 1948
Creator: Perone, Angelo & Erickson, Albert L
Description: None
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Wind-tunnel investigation of trimming tabs on a thickened and beveled aileron on a tapered low-drag wing

Wind-tunnel investigation of trimming tabs on a thickened and beveled aileron on a tapered low-drag wing

Date: March 1, 1943
Creator: Crandall, Stewart M
Description: None
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Wind-tunnel investigation of two airfoils with 25-percent-chord Gwinn and plain flaps

Wind-tunnel investigation of two airfoils with 25-percent-chord Gwinn and plain flaps

Date: May 1, 1940
Creator: Ames, Milton B , Jr
Description: Aerodynamic force tests of an NACA 23018 airfoil with a Gwinn flap having a chord 25 percent of the overall chord and of an NACA 23015 airfoil with a plain flap having a 25-percent chord were conducted to determine the relative merits of the Gwinn and the plain flaps. The tests indicated that, based on speed-range ratios, the plain flap was more effective than the Gwinn flap. At small flap deflections, the plain flap had lower drag coefficients at lift-coefficient values less than 0.70. For lift coefficients greater than 0.70, however, the Gwinn flap at all downward flap deflections had the lower drag coefficients.
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Wind-tunnel investigation of unshielded horn balances on a horizontal tail surface

Wind-tunnel investigation of unshielded horn balances on a horizontal tail surface

Date: July 1, 1947
Creator: Lowry, John G & Crandall, Stewart M
Description: None
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Wind-tunnel investigation of wing ducts on a single engine pursuit airplane

Wind-tunnel investigation of wing ducts on a single engine pursuit airplane

Date: October 1, 1943
Creator: Czarnecki, K R
Description: None
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Wind-tunnel investigation of wing inlets for a four-engine airplane

Wind-tunnel investigation of wing inlets for a four-engine airplane

Date: March 11, 1947
Creator: Bartlett, Walter A , Jr & Goral, Edwin B
Description: None
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Wind-Tunnel Investigations of Diving Brakes

Wind-Tunnel Investigations of Diving Brakes

Date: November 1, 1942
Creator: Fucha, D.
Description: Unduly high diving speeds can be effectively controlled by diving brakes but their employment involves at the same time a number of disagreeable features: namely, rotation of zero lift direction, variation of diviving moment, and, the creation of a potent dead air region.
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Wind-Tunnel Investigations on a Changed Mustang Profile with Nose Flap Force and Pressure-Distribution Measurements

Wind-Tunnel Investigations on a Changed Mustang Profile with Nose Flap Force and Pressure-Distribution Measurements

Date: September 1, 1947
Creator: Krueger, W.
Description: Measurements are described which were taken in the large wind tunnel of the AVA on a rectangular wing "Mustang 2" with nose flap of a chord of 10 percent. Besides force measurements the results of pressure-distribution measurements are given and compared with those on the same profile "without" nose flap.
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Wind-Tunnel Measurements on the Henschel Missile "Zitterrochen" in Subsonic and Supersonic Velocities

Wind-Tunnel Measurements on the Henschel Missile "Zitterrochen" in Subsonic and Supersonic Velocities

Date: April 1, 1948
Creator: Weber & Kehl
Description: At the request of the Henschel Aircraft Works. A. G. Berlin. three models of the missile "Zitterrochen" were investigated at subsonic velocities.(open jet 215-millimeter diameter) and at supersonic velocities (open jet 110 by 130 millimeters) in order to determine the effect of various wing forms on the air forces and moments. Three-component measurements were taken, and one model was also investigated with deflected control plates.
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Wind-tunnel procedure for determination of critical stability and control characteristics of airplanes

Wind-tunnel procedure for determination of critical stability and control characteristics of airplanes

Date: April 1, 1944
Creator: Belsley, Steven E.
Description: None
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Wind-Tunnel Procedure for Determination of Critical Stability and Control Characteristics of Airplanes

Wind-Tunnel Procedure for Determination of Critical Stability and Control Characteristics of Airplanes

Date: January 1, 1944
Creator: Goett, Harry J.; Jackson, Roy P. & Belsley, Steven E.
Description: This report outlines the flight conditions that are usually critical in determining the design of components of an airplane which affect its stability and control characteristics. The wind-tunnel tests necessary to determine the pertinent data for these conditions are indicated, and the methods of computation used to translate these data into characteristics which define the flying qualities of the airplane are illustrated.
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Wind-tunnel procedure for determination of critical stability and control characteristics of airplanes

Wind-tunnel procedure for determination of critical stability and control characteristics of airplanes

Date: January 1, 1944
Creator: Goett, Harry J; Jackson, Roy P & Belsley, Steven E
Description: This report outlines the flight conditions that are usually critical in determining the design of components of an airplane which affect its stability and control characteristics. The wind-tunnel tests necessary to determine the pertinent data for these conditions are indicated, and the methods of computation used to translate these data into characteristics which define the flying qualities of the airplane are illustrated.
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