A flight comparison of conventional ailerons on a rectangular wing and of conventional and floating wing-tip ailerons on a tapered wing

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Report presents the results of flight tests comparing the relative effectiveness of conventional ailerons of the same size on wings of rectangular and tapered plan forms made with a Fairchild 22 airplane. Information is included comparing conventional and floating wing-tip ailerons on a tapered wing. The results showed that the conventional ailerons were somewhat more effective on the tapered than on the rectangular wing. The difference, however, was so small as to be imperceptible to the pilots. The floating wing-tip ailerons were only half as effective as the conventional ailerons and, for this reason, were considered unsatisfactory.

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Soule, H A & Gracey, W January 1, 1938.

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Report presents the results of flight tests comparing the relative effectiveness of conventional ailerons of the same size on wings of rectangular and tapered plan forms made with a Fairchild 22 airplane. Information is included comparing conventional and floating wing-tip ailerons on a tapered wing. The results showed that the conventional ailerons were somewhat more effective on the tapered than on the rectangular wing. The difference, however, was so small as to be imperceptible to the pilots. The floating wing-tip ailerons were only half as effective as the conventional ailerons and, for this reason, were considered unsatisfactory.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R20995
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930091705 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TR-630
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930091705
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc66288

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Soule, H A & Gracey, W. A flight comparison of conventional ailerons on a rectangular wing and of conventional and floating wing-tip ailerons on a tapered wing, report, January 1, 1938; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66288/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.