Preliminary tank tests of some hydro-ski-wheel combinations in the planing condition

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Report presenting an investigation of the planing characteristics of various combinations of a wheel and a hydro-ski. Models tested included at least two values of the following parameters: diameter of wheel, width of wheel, cross-section shape of wheel, fore-and-aft location of wheel, lateral location of wheel, gap between wheel and ski, rotation of wheel, and protrusion of wheel. Results regarding the general effect of a wheel, effect of wheel shape and size, effect of wheel-ski arrangement, and possible methods of reducing resistance are provided.

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Land, Norman S. & Fontana, Rudolph E. October 6, 1952.

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  • Main Title: Preliminary tank tests of some hydro-ski-wheel combinations in the planing condition
  • Series Title: NACA Research Memorandums

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Report presenting an investigation of the planing characteristics of various combinations of a wheel and a hydro-ski. Models tested included at least two values of the following parameters: diameter of wheel, width of wheel, cross-section shape of wheel, fore-and-aft location of wheel, lateral location of wheel, gap between wheel and ski, rotation of wheel, and protrusion of wheel. Results regarding the general effect of a wheel, effect of wheel shape and size, effect of wheel-ski arrangement, and possible methods of reducing resistance are provided.

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  • : 93R16624
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930087334 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-RM-L52H15
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930087334
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc59417

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  • October 6, 1952

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Land, Norman S. & Fontana, Rudolph E. Preliminary tank tests of some hydro-ski-wheel combinations in the planing condition, report, October 6, 1952; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc59417/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.