Tank Tests of a 1/8-Size Dynamic Model of the PB2Y-3 Airplane with Simulated Jet Motors: NACA Models 131J, 131J-1 and 131J-2

Tank Tests of a 1/8-Size Dynamic Model of the PB2Y-3 Airplane with Simulated Jet Motors: NACA Models 131J, 131J-1 and 131J-2

Date: June 1, 1943
Creator: Havens, Robert F
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Tank tests of a 1/8-size dynamic model of the PB2Y-3 airplane with increased power : NACA model 131

Tank tests of a 1/8-size dynamic model of the PB2Y-3 airplane with increased power : NACA model 131

Date: June 1, 1943
Creator: Havens, Robert F
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Tank Tests of 1/5.5-Scale Forward Dynamic Model of the Columbia XJL-1 Amphibian - Langley Tank Model 208, TED No. NACA 2336

Tank Tests of 1/5.5-Scale Forward Dynamic Model of the Columbia XJL-1 Amphibian - Langley Tank Model 208, TED No. NACA 2336

Date: November 13, 1946
Creator: Havens, Robert F.
Description: Tests of a powered dynamic model of the Columbia XJL-1 amphibian were made in Langley tank no.1 to determine the hydrodynamic stability and spray characteristics of the basic hull and to investigate the effects of modifications on these characteristics. Modifications to the forebody chime flare, the step, and the afterbody, and an increase in the angle of incidence of the wing were included in the test program. The seaworthiness and spray characteristics were studied from simulated taxi runs in smooth and rough water. The trim limits of stability, the range of stable positions of the enter of gravity for take-off, and the landing stability were determined in smooth water. The aerodynamic lift, pitching moment, and thrust were determined at speeds up to take-off speed.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Tank tests of a flying-boat model equipped with several types of fairing designed to reduce the air drag of the main step

Tank tests of a flying-boat model equipped with several types of fairing designed to reduce the air drag of the main step

Date: April 1, 1945
Creator: Havens, Robert F
Description: None
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Acceleration Measurements During Landings of a 1/5.5-Size Dynamic Model of the Columbia XJL-1 Amphibian in Smooth Water and in Waves: Langley Tank Model 208M, TED No. NACA 2336

Acceleration Measurements During Landings of a 1/5.5-Size Dynamic Model of the Columbia XJL-1 Amphibian in Smooth Water and in Waves: Langley Tank Model 208M, TED No. NACA 2336

Date: September 25, 1947
Creator: Clement, Eugene P.
Description: A 1/5.5-size powered dynamic model of the Columbia XJL-1 amphibian was landed in Langley tank no. 1 in smooth water and in oncoming waves of heights from 2.1 feet to 6.4 feet (full-size) and lengths from 50 feet to 264 feet (full-size). The motions and the vertical accelerations of the model were continuously recorded. The greatest vertical acceleration measured during the smooth-water landings was 3.1g. During landings in rough water the greatest vertical acceleration measured was 15.4g, for a landing in 6.4-foot by 165-foot waves. The impact accelerations increased with increase in wave height and, in general, decreased with increase in wave length. During the landings in waves the model bounced into the air at stalled attitudes at speeds below flying speed. The model trimmed up to the mechanical trim stop (20 deg) during landings in waves of heights greater than 2.0 feet. Solid water came over the bow and damaged the propeller during one landing in 6.4-foot waves. The vertical acceleration coefficients at first impact from the tank tests of a 1/5.5-size model were in fair agreement with data obtained at the Langley impact basin during tests of a 1/2-size model of the hull.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Landing Characteristics in Waves of Three Dynamic Models of Flying Boats

Landing Characteristics in Waves of Three Dynamic Models of Flying Boats

Date: May 7, 1947
Creator: Benson, James M.
Description: Powered models of three different flying boats were landed in oncoming wave of various heights and lengths. The resulting motions and acceleration were recorded to survey the effects of varying the trim at landing, the deceleration after landing, and the size of the waves. One of the models had an unusually long afterbody. The data for landing with normal rates of deceleration indicated that the most severe motions and accelerations were likely to occur at some period of the landing run subsequent to the initial impact. Landings made at abnormally low trims led to unusually severe bounces during the runout. The least severe landing occurred after a small lending when the model was rapidly decelerated at about 0.4 g in a simulation of the proposed use of braking devices. The severity of the landings increased with wave height and was at a maximum when the wave length was of the order of from one and one-half to twice the over-all length of the model. The models with afterbodies of moderate length frequently bounced clear of the water into a stalled attitude at speeds below flying speed. The model with the long afterbody had less tendency to bounce from the waves ...
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Landing characteristics in waves of three dynamic models of flying boats

Landing characteristics in waves of three dynamic models of flying boats

Date: January 1, 1952
Creator: Benson, James M
Description: Powered models of three different flying boats were landed in oncoming waves of various heights and lengths. The effects of varying the trim at landing, the deceleration after landing, and the size of the waves were determined. Data are presented on the motions and accelerations obtained during landings in rough water.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department