Aerodynamic characteristics of thin empirical profiles and their application to the tail surfaces and ailerons of airplanes

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From Introduction: "The increasing use of airplane wings equipped with ailerons and the importance of knowing the aerodynamic characteristics of tail units (empennages) provided with movable parts (rudders and elevators) impart some interest to the so-called "empirical profiles." For this purpose we thought best to employ the method proposed by Munk for the approximate theoretical study of thin, slightly curved profiles, assimilable, from an aerodynamic view-point, to their mean camber line."

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15 p. : ill.

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Toussaint, A & Carafoli, E December 1928.

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  • Main Title: Aerodynamic characteristics of thin empirical profiles and their application to the tail surfaces and ailerons of airplanes
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From Introduction: "The increasing use of airplane wings equipped with ailerons and the importance of knowing the aerodynamic characteristics of tail units (empennages) provided with movable parts (rudders and elevators) impart some interest to the so-called "empirical profiles." For this purpose we thought best to employ the method proposed by Munk for the approximate theoretical study of thin, slightly curved profiles, assimilable, from an aerodynamic view-point, to their mean camber line."

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15 p. : ill.

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  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930090857 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TM-493
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930090857
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc65343

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Toussaint, A & Carafoli, E. Aerodynamic characteristics of thin empirical profiles and their application to the tail surfaces and ailerons of airplanes, report, December 1928; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc65343/: accessed June 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.