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 Decade: 1920-1929
 Serial/Series Title: NACA Technical Notes
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The 300 H.P. Benz Aircraft Engine

The 300 H.P. Benz Aircraft Engine

Date: January 1921
Creator: Heller, A.
Description: This report provides a description of the Benz 300 H.P. aircraft engine containing 12 cylinders placed at a 60° angle. It includes a detailed description of the development of the constructional points, particularly the cylinders, pistons, and connecting rods, as well as the engine fitting, lubrication, oil pumps, bearings, oil tank, fuel pump, carburetors, and cooling system. There are seven pages of illustrative figures at the end of the report.
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N.A.C.A. control position recorder

N.A.C.A. control position recorder

Date: January 1, 1922
Creator: Norton, F H
Description: A new instrument is described which is capable of simultaneously recording the position of the three controls of an airplane. The records are taken photographically on a standard N.A.C.A. film drum and the instrument can be quickly installed in any airplane.
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N.A.C.A. Langley field wind tunnel apparatusthe tilting manometer

N.A.C.A. Langley field wind tunnel apparatusthe tilting manometer

Date: January 1, 1921
Creator: Norton, F H
Description: A description is given of a tilting manometer designed to meet the requirements of a manometer for use in the wind tunnel at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. This gauge was designed to meet the requirements of a manometer in use in connection with a static pressure plate to indicate the wind speed in the tunnel. The requirements are noted. The sensitivity of the gauge must be made inversely proportional to the pressure to be measured. The gauge must be accurately and quickly set for any desired pressure. When set at the desired pressure, the extent of variation between the existing and the desired pressures may be readily estimated. In fact, this manometer is quick to adjust, is easy to read, always has the meniscus in the same position, and accurately indicates a large range of air speeds on what is a comparatively compact instrument.
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N.A.C.A. recording  air speed meter

N.A.C.A. recording air speed meter

Date: October 1, 1921
Creator: Norton, F H
Description: A new type of air speed meter is described which was designed by the technical staff of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The instrument consists essentially of a tight metal diaphragm of high natural period which is acted upon by the pressure difference of a pitot-static head. The resulting deflection of this diaphragm is recorded optically on a moving film.
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Absolute coefficients and the graphical representation of airfoil characteristics

Absolute coefficients and the graphical representation of airfoil characteristics

Date: June 1, 1921
Creator: Munk, Max
Description: It is argued that there should be an agreement as to what conventions to use in determining absolute coefficients used in aeronautics and in how to plot those coefficients. Of particular importance are the absolute coefficients of lift and drag. The author argues for the use of the German method over the kind in common use in the United States and England, and for the Continental over the usual American and British method of graphically representing the characteristics of an airfoil. The author notes that, on the whole, it appears that the use of natural absolute coefficients in a polar diagram is the logical method for presentation of airfoil characteristics, and that serious consideration should be given to the advisability of adopting this method in all countries, in order to advance uniformity and accuracy in the science of aeronautics.
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Absolute dimensions of Karman vortex motion

Absolute dimensions of Karman vortex motion

Date: January 1, 1923
Creator: Heisenberg, Werner
Description: None
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Adaptation of aeronautical engines to high altitude flying

Adaptation of aeronautical engines to high altitude flying

Date: May 1, 1923
Creator: Kutzbach, K
Description: Issues and techniques relative to the adaptation of aircraft engines to high altitude flight are discussed. Covered here are the limits of engine output, modifications and characteristics of high altitude engines, the influence of air density on the proportions of fuel mixtures, methods of varying the proportions of fuel mixtures, the automatic prevention of fuel waste, and the design and application of air pressure regulators to high altitude flying. Summary: 1. Limits of engine output. 2. High altitude engines. 3. Influence of air density on proportions of mixture. 4. Methods of varying proportions of mixture. 5. Automatic prevention of fuel waste. 6. Design and application of air pressure regulators to high altitude flying.
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Aeronautical instruments

Aeronautical instruments

Date: June 1, 1923
Creator: Bennewitz, Kurt
Description: None
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Air flow investigation for location of angle of attack head on a JN4h airplane

Air flow investigation for location of angle of attack head on a JN4h airplane

Date: August 1, 1925
Creator: Freeman, R G
Description: The technical staff of the NACA at Langley Field, has made a series of free flight tests with a JN4h airplane in order to find the best place for an instrument for measuring the angle of attack. A "neutral zone" was found where the air remains either at rest relative to the undisturbed air beyond the influence of the airplane, or is set in motion parallel to the motion of the airplane. This zone is about midway between the two wings and slightly in front of, or at the vertical plane through the leading edges of the wings but the exact position as well as the outlines of the zone varies considerably as the conditions of flight change.
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Air force and three moments for F-5-L Seaplane

Air force and three moments for F-5-L Seaplane

Date: February 1, 1922
Creator: unknown
Description: A model of the F-5-L seaplane was made, verified, and tested at 40 miles an hour in the 8' x 8' tunnel for lift and drag, also for pitching, yawing and rolling moments. Subsequently, the yawing moment test was repeated with a modified fin. The results are reported without VL scale correction.
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