Maneuverability investigation of an F6C-4 fighting airplane

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In order to compare the relative maneuverability of two fighting airplanes and to accumulate additional data to assist in establishing a satisfactory criterion for the maneuverability of any airplane, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics has conducted maneuverability investigations on the F6C-3 (water-cooled engine) and the F6C-4 (air-cooled engine) airplanes. The investigation made on the F6C-3 airplane was reported in NACA-TR-369. This report contains the results of the investigation made on the F6C-4 airplane. A comparison of the results with those obtained in the investigation conducted on the F6C-3 airplane shows that: with practically the same speed and control movement, ... continued below

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Dearborn, C H & Kirschbaum, H W January 1, 1932.

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  • Main Title: Maneuverability investigation of an F6C-4 fighting airplane
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In order to compare the relative maneuverability of two fighting airplanes and to accumulate additional data to assist in establishing a satisfactory criterion for the maneuverability of any airplane, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics has conducted maneuverability investigations on the F6C-3 (water-cooled engine) and the F6C-4 (air-cooled engine) airplanes. The investigation made on the F6C-3 airplane was reported in NACA-TR-369. This report contains the results of the investigation made on the F6C-4 airplane. A comparison of the results with those obtained in the investigation conducted on the F6C-3 airplane shows that: with practically the same speed and control movement, the F6C-4 completed a loop in 10 per cent less time than did F6C-3; in dives, the F6C-3 increased its speed more rapidly than did the F6C-4; and the minimum radius of turn was found to be 135 feet at 61.5 miles per hour for the F6C-4, and 155 feet at 76 miles per hour for the F6C-3.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R20750
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930091460 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TR-386
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930091460
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc66044

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Dearborn, C H & Kirschbaum, H W. Maneuverability investigation of an F6C-4 fighting airplane, report, January 1, 1932; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66044/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.