Preliminary Wind-Tunnel and Flight Tests of a Balanced Split Flap, Special Report

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One disadvantage that has been apparent in the operation of split flaps as used to date is the time and effort required to operate them. In this communication an investigation is being made of possible means for balancing them aerodynamically to make their operation easier. Several arrangements have been tested in the 7 by 210 foot wind tunnel, and the results of the wind-tunnel tests as well as preliminary flight tests on one of the more promising forms are given in this paper.

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Weick, Fred E. & Thompson, Floyd L. August 1, 1934.

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  • Main Title: Preliminary Wind-Tunnel and Flight Tests of a Balanced Split Flap, Special Report
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One disadvantage that has been apparent in the operation of split flaps as used to date is the time and effort required to operate them. In this communication an investigation is being made of possible means for balancing them aerodynamically to make their operation easier. Several arrangements have been tested in the 7 by 210 foot wind tunnel, and the results of the wind-tunnel tests as well as preliminary flight tests on one of the more promising forms are given in this paper.

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Weick, Fred E. & Thompson, Floyd L. Preliminary Wind-Tunnel and Flight Tests of a Balanced Split Flap, Special Report, report, August 1, 1934; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc65117/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.