Full scale drag tests on various parts of Fairchild (FC-2W2) cabin monoplane

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The drag due to the various parts of a Fairchild (FC-2W2) cabin monoplane was measured at air speeds varying from 50 to 100 m.p.h., in the Twenty-Foot Propeller Research Tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. It was found that the largest drag was due to the radial air-cooled engine. The measured drag due to the landing gear was also large, being about 4/5 of that due to the engine. Substituting Musselman type wheels for the standard wheels caused no change in the drag due to the landing gear. A small decrease in drag was effected by adding a ... continued below

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Hernstein, William H , Jr May 1, 1930.

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The drag due to the various parts of a Fairchild (FC-2W2) cabin monoplane was measured at air speeds varying from 50 to 100 m.p.h., in the Twenty-Foot Propeller Research Tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. It was found that the largest drag was due to the radial air-cooled engine. The measured drag due to the landing gear was also large, being about 4/5 of that due to the engine. Substituting Musselman type wheels for the standard wheels caused no change in the drag due to the landing gear. A small decrease in drag was effected by adding a turtle back to the airplane fuselage.

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  • Report No.: NACA-TN-340
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc54073

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Hernstein, William H , Jr. Full scale drag tests on various parts of Fairchild (FC-2W2) cabin monoplane, report, May 1, 1930; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc54073/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.