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The A.N.E.C. IV "Missel Thrush" light airplane
A product of the Air Navigation Engineering Co., the Missel Thrush is a light airplane suitable for private ownership. It is a two seat tractor fuselage biplane with single I interplane struts designed by J. Bewsher.
Aerodynamic characteristics of airfoils IV : continuation of reports nos. 93, 124, and 182
This collection of data on airfoils has been made from the published reports of a number of the leading Aerodynamic Laboratories of this country and Europe. The information which was originally expressed according to the different customs of the several laboratories is here presented in a uniform series of charts and tables suitable for the use of designing engineers and for purposes of general reference. The authority for the results here presented is given as the name of the laboratory at which the experiments were conducted, with the size of the model, wind velocity, and year of test.
Air force and moment for N-20 wing with certain cut-outs
From Introduction: "The airplane designer often finds it necessary, in meeting the requirements of visibility, to remove area or to otherwise locally distort the plan or section of an airplane wing. This report, prepared for the Bureau of Aeronautics January 15, 1925, contains the experimental results of tests on six 5 by 30 inch N-20 wing models, cut out or distorted in different ways, which were conducted in the 8 by 8 foot wind tunnel of the Navy Aerodynamical Laboratory in Washington in 1924. The measured and derived results are given without correction for vl/v for wall effect and for standard air density, p=0.00237 slug per cubic foot."
The air forces on a model of the sperry messenger airplane without propeller
From Summary: "This is a report on a scale effect research which was made in the variable-density wind tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at the request of the Army Air Service. While the present report is of a preliminary nature, the work has progressed far enough to show that the scale effect is almost entirely confined to the drag."
Albatros commercial Airplane L 73
The Albatros was a two engine commercial biplane carrying 2 pilots, eight passengers, and 160 KG of baggage. The framework is metal, the wings having plywood and fabric over the steel tubing. The L 73 was the first 2 engine biplane to be made in Germany.
The Albatros L 72A : a German newspaper carrier with slotted wings
The Albatros 72A is a normal tractor biplane specifically designed to deliver newspapers by dropping them overboard in bundles for ground transport to pick up. It has a 42 ft. wingspan, and a 220 HP B.M.W. engine.
Albert TE-1 training airplane
The TE-1 is designed for the economical training of pilots and is a single seat parasol cantilever monoplane. It is nearly entirely made of wood, using a 40 HP. air-cooled Salmson A.D. 9 engine, and weighs 255 kg empty.
All-metal Junkers airplane, type F 13
No Description Available.
Annual report for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (11th).administrative report including Technical Reports nos. 210 to 232
Report includes the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics letter of submittal to the president, congressional report, summaries of the committee's activities and research accomplished, bibliographies, and financial report.
Application of the "Magnus effect" to the wind propulsion of ships
No Description Available.
Approximate Calculation of the Static Longitudinal Stability of Airplanes
It seems desirable to have some simple method for calculating quickly and with sufficient accuracy: 1) the correct position of the center of gravity; 2) the requisite tail-group dimensions; 3) and the course of the wing and tail-group moments. In out deductions, we will first replace the biplane (disregarding the effect of stagger, decalage and induced drag) by an equivalent monoplane, whose dimensions and position in space can be approximately determined in a simple manner.
The Armstrong-Whitworth "Argosy" : the latest three-engined commercial airplane
Describes the utility of multi-engine aircraft with special regard to the Argosy, which will seat up to 20 passengers and who's engines turn out nearly 1200 HP. The Argosy had a top speed of 110 MPH, and a range of 400 miles.
Avia pursuit airplane B.H. 21
Built by the 'Czecho-Slovakian' aircraft factory, AVIA, the B.H. 21, has a top speed of 250 MPH, and carries 120 kg of gasoline and 20 kg of oil, giving it a radius of action of 600-650 km. It is equipped with a Hispano-Suiza engine capable of 300 HP.
The Avro "Avian" Airplane : 65 HP. Armstrong-Siddeley "Genet" engine
The Avro Avian, designed by Mr. Chadwick of A.V. Roe & Co., Ltd. has a very low structural weight (estimated at 750 lbs. empty) but with sufficient structural integrity to be eligible of an "Aerobatics" certificate from the British Air Ministry. It can be configured as a monoplane, or a biplane with seaplane floats. It is designed for economical production.
Behm acoustic sounder for aircraft
The Behm acoustic sounder for aircraft enables the barometric determination for the altitude by night or fog and therefore promises to prove of great importance in safeguarding air traffic.
The Belgian Aerotechnical Laboratory at Rhode-Saint-Genese
This report describes the layout of the laboratory along with the motor and balance for the wind tunnel.
The Blackburn "Sprat": A Training Airplane Convertible into Landplane or Seaplane
The Sprat is similar the Blackburn Swift and Dart models but is designed as a trainer. It is powered with a smaller 275 HP Rolls-Royce Falcon engine. It is a 2 seat biplane with equal sized upper and lower wings. It can quickly convert from a land to a seaplane.
The Boulton and Paul "Bugle" airplane : day bomber
The Bugle is a twin engine tractor biplane. It features two Jupiter engines and oleo-pneumatic landing gear. Its maximum speed is 120 MPH.
The Bristol "Badminton" Airplane
The Bristol Badminton, Type 99 airplane has a radial aircooled engine (a Bristol Jupiter 9 cylinder 450 HP.) and three fuel tanks. It is a single seat biplane weighing 1,840 lbs. empty and 2,460 lbs. loaded.
Calculation of combining effects in the structure of airplane wings: a rational basis for estimating the reduction in the design load on wing beams due to the influence of ribs and covering toward causing the beams to deflect together
This lecture concerns the combining effects in airplane wings so as to save some of the dead weight.
Calculation of tubular radiators of the automobile type
We propose to show how to calculate the cooling capacity of all radiators through which the air flows in separate treamlets, whether enclosed in actual tubes or not and whatever cross-sectional shape the tubes may have. The first part will give the fundamental principles for calculating velocity of air in the tubes and the heat exchange by radiation, conduction and convection, and show, by examples, the agreement of the calculation with experiments. In the second part, the effect of the dimensions and conditions of operation on the heat exchange will be systematically investigated.
Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute of Moscow, Russia
The staff and construction of the Institute are described as well as a variety of experiments and researches being conducted there.
Change of 180 degrees in the direction of a uniform current of air
In the construction of aerodynamic tunnels, it is a very important matter to obtain a uniform current of air in the sections where measurements are to be made. The straight type ordinarily used for attaining a uniform current and generally recommended for use, has great defects. If we desire to avoid these defects, it is well to give the canals of the tunnel such a form that the current, after the change of direction of its asymptotes, approximates a uniform and rectilinear movement. But for this, the condition must be met that at no place does the flow exceed the maximum velocity assumed, equal to the velocity in the straight parts of the canal.
Characteristics of a boat type seaplane during take-off
This report, on the planing and get-away characteristics of the F-5-L, gives the results of the second of a series of take-off tests on three different seaplanes conducted by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at the suggestion of the Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department. The single-float seaplane was the first tested and the twin-float seaplane is to be the third. The characteristics of the boat type were found to be similar to the single float, the main difference being the increased sluggishness and relatively larger planing resistance of the larger seaplane. At a water speed of 15 miles per hour the seaplane trims aft to about 12 degrees and remains in this angular position while plowing. At 2.25 miles per hour the planing stage is started and the planing angle is immediately lowered to about 10 degrees. As the velocity increases the longitudinal control becomes more effective but over control will produce instability. At the get-away the range of angle of attack is 19 degrees to 11 degrees with velocities from the stalling speed through about 25 per cent of the speed range.
The characteristics of the NACA M-12 airfoil section
The data obtained on the NACA M-12 airfoil, tested at twenty atmosphere density in the NACA variable density wind tunnel, have been extended by additional tests at one and at twenty atmospheres under improved conditions. The results of these tests are given. Considerable scale effect was found.
Comparison of tests on air propellers in flight with wind tunnel model tests on similar forms
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the performance, characteristics, and coefficients of full-sized air propellers in flight and to compare these results with those derived from wind-tunnel tests on reduced scale models of similar geometrical form. The full-scale equipment comprised five propellers in combination with a VE-7 airplane and Wright E-4 engine. This part of the work was carried out at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory, between May 1 and August 24, 1924, and was under the immediate charge of Mr. Lesley. The model or wind-tunnel part of the investigation was carried out at the Aerodynamic Laboratory of Stanford University and was under the immediate charge of Doctor Durand. A comparison of the curves for full-scale results with those derived from the model tests shows that while the efficiencies realized in flight are close to those derived from model tests, both thrust developed and power absorbed in flight are from 6 to 10 per cent greater than would be expected from the results of model tests.
Cooling of air-cooled engines by forced circulation of air
This report presents the results of experiments on aerodynamic fuselages in which an air current is forced into the nose of the fuselage by the action of several fans revolving with the propeller. The air is then guided by special deflectors which cause it to flow along the exhaust pipes and cylinders and then, after having been utilized, pass out through annular ports. This system of cooling worked perfectly at all speeds.
The De Havilland "Moth"
Officially designated D.H. 60, De Havilland's Moth is a small, simply made, 770 lb. aircraft. It has had it's fittings reduced in number to assist in this, seats 2 (including pilot) and uses a Cirrus 60 HP. engine.
Description and laboratory tests of a Roots type aircraft engine supercharger
This report describes a roots type aircraft engine supercharger and presents the results of some tests made with it at the Langley Field Laboratories of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. The supercharger used in these tests was constructed largely of aluminum, weighed 88 pounds and was arranged to be operated from the rear of a standard aircraft engine at a speed of 1 1/2 engine crankshaft speed. The rotors of the supercharger were cycloidal in form and were 11 inches long and 9 1/2 inches in diameter. The displacement of the supercharger was 0.51 cubic feet of air per revolution of the rotors. The supercharger was tested in the laboratory, independently and in combination with a Liberty-12 aircraft engine, under simulated altitude pressure conditions in order to obtain information on its operation and performance. From these tests it seems evident that the Roots blower compares favorably with other compressor types used as aircraft engine superchargers and that it has several features that make it particularly attractive for such use.
Designing seaplane hulls and floats
Experimental data, such as the results of tank tests of models, render it possible to predict, at least in principle, as to how a hull or float of a given shape will comport itself. We will see further along, however, how uncertain these methods are and how they leave room for empiricism, which will reign for a long time yet in seaplane research bureaus.
Determining size of drops in fuel mixture of internal combustion engines
In compressorless Diesel engines and in explosion engines using fuels with high boiling points it is difficult to effect a good combustion of the fuel mixture. This report presents different methods for calculating the size and uniformity of fuel droplets and mixtures.
Development of light and small airplanes
The author has endeavored to select only the most important lines of development and has limited the description of individual airplanes to a few typical examples. Comparisons are presented between German and foreign accomplishments.
Devices for prevention of stalled flight
Warning or correcting devices based on the registering of two distinct factors, the air speed and the angle of attack.
Digest of some of the speeches made at the fifteenth regular meeting of the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft fur Luftfahrt : June 17, 1926, in Dusseldorf, Germany
No Description Available.
The drag of airships
No Description Available.
The drag of airships : drag of bare hulls II
The extension of wind tunnel tests of models of airship hulls to full scale requires an extension from a VL of the order of less than 500 sq.ft./sec., to that of 80000 sq.ft./sec., where V = air speed, feet per second, L = length in feel of the particular form of hull. The reason for this research was to furnish the airship designer with a method for finding the VL curve of any conventional type of hull, using data obtained from actual performance of airships flown prior to 1926.
Effect of protruding gasoline tanks upon the characteristics of an airfoil
No Description Available.
Effect of roughness on properties of airfoils
The first group of a large series of contemplated experiments on the effect of roughness was intended to show the effect of great roughness on airfoils of various sizes and attitudes.
The effect of tube length upon the recorded pressures from a pair of static orifices in a wing panel
No Description Available.
Experimental investigation of the physical properties of medium and heavy oils, their vaporization and use in explosion engines. Part I
While little has been accomplished in obtaining an abundant supply of light oils from coal and heavy oils, progress has been made on engine design to make use of the heavier oils. Progress has been made in two different directions which are outlined in this paper: the group of engines with medium and high-pressure carburetion in the cylinder; and the group of engines with low-pressure carburetion of the heavy oils before reaching the cylinder.
Experimental investigation of the physical properties of medium and heavy oils, their vaporization and use in explosion engines. Part II
This report is an evaluation of the experiments on the use of heavy oils in explosion engines. A method for determining the heat of vaporization of these heavy oils is presented.
Experimental investigation of the physical properties of medium and heavy oils, their vaporization and use in explosion engines. Part III
The test equipment for studying the vaporization of heavy and medium oils is described as well as some of the experimental properties explored such as vaporization speed and diffusion coefficient. The experiemtal arrangement is also discussed.
Experimental investigation of the physical properties of medium and heavy oils, their vaporization and use in explosion engines. Part IV
This report presents a theoretical treatment of the vaporization process of medium and heavy oils. The results of this investigation, which were mostly obtained from the lighter components of the heavy fuels, require a 10- or 16-fold vaporization in comparison with gasoline. We must attain a still finer degree of atomization, in order to include the heavier components.
Experiments on autorotation
This article deals principally with Professor Bairstow's experiments on autorotation, in which the wing is free to rotate about an axis in its plane of symmetry, which axis is parallel with the direction of the wind.
Experiments on self-ignition of liquid fuels
This report examines the cause and effect of the energy conversion in airless-injection engines. In order to obtain a criterion for the chosen working method, it takes into consideration the time relations between the individual processes. Observations of the engine alone do not suffice to obtain the necessary basis for a critical analysis of the processes.
Experiments with a sphere from which the boundary layer is removed by suction
The task of removing the boundary layer by suction consists in producing, in place of the ordinary flow with the formation of vortices, another kind of flow in which the vortices are eliminated by drawing small quantities of fluid from certain points on the surface into the interior of the body. The experiments with a sphere, which constitute the subject of this report, were made early in the present year .
Experiments with an airfoil from which the boundary layer is removed by suction
Our attempts to improve the properties of airfoils by removing the boundary layer by suction, go back to 1922. The object of the suction is chiefly to prevent the detachment of the boundary layer from the surface of the airfoil. At large angles of attack, such detachment prevents the attainment of the great lift promised by the theory, besides greatly increasing the drag, especially of thick airfoils. This report gives results of those experiments.
Experiments with rotating cylinders in combination with airfoils
As a further contribution to the problem of finding a utilizable polar for landing and for horizontal flight, I am publishing a portion of the wind tunnel work of the Hannover Technical High School.
The Farman Commercial Airplane "Jabiru."
No Description Available.
Farman Monoplane F.170 : Commercial Airplane with One 500 HP. Farman Engine
The F.170's engine has won world endurance tests in 1924 and in 1925. It has a semi-thick wing, rigidly braced by oblique struts. This wing is embedded in the top of the fuselage and measures 16.1 by 3.6 meters. The F.170 has a passenger compartment seating eight.