Date: June 25, 1953
Creator: Sleeman, William C., Jr. & Morrison, William D., Jr.
Description: An investigation was made to determine the static lateral stability and control characteristics of a l/6-scale model of the Republic XF-84H airplane with the propeller operating. The model had a 40deg swept wing of aspect ratio 3.45 and had a thin 3-blade supersonic-type propeller. Many modifications to the basic configuration were investigated in attempts to alleviate lateral and directional trim problems which appeared to be associated with propeller slipstream rotation. Although significant benefits were realized with several modifications, none of those tested would be expected to afford satisfactory behavior for all normal flight conditions. A marked left-wing roll-off tendency was indicated at high angles of attack for the basic model configuration. Projection of only the left slat was the most effective remedy found for this problem with the propeller operating. The use of differential wing-flap deflection also appeared to offer a promising means for reducing the roll-off tendency with power on. The large sidewash over the vertical tail, associated with slip- stream rotation, severely restricted the conditions for which directional , trim could be maintained. A small triangular dorsal fin, oriented opposite to the slipstream rotation, was found very effective in reducing the adverse sidewash flow at the tail.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department