Choice of profile for the wings of an airplane. Part I

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The choice of the profile for the wings of an airplane is a problem which should be solved by a scientific method based on data obtained by systematic experimentation. The problem, in its present form, may be stated as follows: "To find a profile which has certain required aerodynamic characteristics and which encloses the spars, whose number, dimensions and separating distance are likewise determined by structural considerations." At present, the static test, corresponding to the case of accelerated flight at limited speed, requires the knowledge of the moment of the aerodynamic resultant at the angle of zero lift, and the ... continued below

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Toussaint, A & Carafoli, E June 1, 1928.

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The choice of the profile for the wings of an airplane is a problem which should be solved by a scientific method based on data obtained by systematic experimentation. The problem, in its present form, may be stated as follows: "To find a profile which has certain required aerodynamic characteristics and which encloses the spars, whose number, dimensions and separating distance are likewise determined by structural considerations." At present, the static test, corresponding to the case of accelerated flight at limited speed, requires the knowledge of the moment of the aerodynamic resultant at the angle of zero lift, and the possibility of controlling the magnitude of the corresponding absolute coefficient within more or less extensive limits.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R20118
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930090828 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TM-468
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930090828
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc65294

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Toussaint, A & Carafoli, E. Choice of profile for the wings of an airplane. Part I, report, June 1, 1928; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc65294/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.