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Flight tests of the high-speed performance of a P-51B airplane (AAF no. 43-12105)

Description: Report discussing testing to check the improvement of 3 or 4 miles per hour in the maximum speed of the P-51B airplane as a result of sealing the wing-gun access doors and flap-spar lightening holes. Large variations in speed were observed during testing, so additional testing and analysis was carried out to determine the effects of various factors that were suspected of contributing to the inconsistency of the plane's performance.
Date: December 18, 1944
Creator: Voglewede, T. J. & Danforth, E. C. B.
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Tests of a heated low-drag airfoil

Description: Report discusses the results of an experimental investigation into the NACA 65,2-016 heated wing. Information about the effect of heating on the drag coefficients, Reynolds numbers, and stability of the laminar boundary layer.
Date: December 1942
Creator: Frick, Charles W., Jr. & McCullough, George B.
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Power-off tests of the Northrop N9M-2 tailless airplane in the 40- by 80-foot wind tunnel

Description: Report discussing tests on the N9M-2 airplane to evaluate the airplane efficiency factor and to investigate the characteristics of the aeroboost in the elevon control system. The efficiency factor compared reasonably well to conventional airplanes and the aeroboost system and valve-chatter tests were satisfactory.
Date: December 14, 1944
Creator: Stevens, Victor I., Jr. & McCormack, Gerald M.
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A method for estimating heat requirements for ice prevention gas heated hollow propeller blades

Description: Report presenting a method for determining the temperature and flow of heated gas necessary for ice prevention of hollow propeller blades in flight and icing conditions. A variety of conditions are taken into consideration and suggested simplifications and short methods are provided in order to not overcomplicate the design modifications.
Date: December 1947
Creator: Gray, V. H. & Campbell, R. G.
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Introduction to the problem of rocket-powered aircraft performance

Description: An introduction to the problem of determining the fundamental limitations on the performance possibilities of rocket-powered aircraft is presented. Previous material on the subject is reviewed and given in condensed form along with supplementary analyses. Some of the problems discussed are: 1) limiting velocity of a rocket projectile; 2) limiting velocity of a rocket jet; 3) jet efficiency; 4) nozzle characteristics; 5) maximum attainable altitudes; 6) ranges. Formulas are presented relating the performance of a rocket-powered aircraft to basic weight and nozzle dimensional parameters. The use of these formulas is illustrated by their application to the special case of a nonlifting rocket projectile.
Date: December 1947
Creator: Ivey, H. Reese; Bowen, Edward N., Jr. & Oborny, Lester F.
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Analysis of means of improving the uncontrolled lateral motions of personal airplanes

Description: From Summary: "The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether such airplanes could be made to fly uncontrolled for an indefinite period of time without getting into dangerous attitudes and for a reasonable period of time (one to three minutes) without deviating excessively from their original course. The results of this analysis indicated that the uncontrolled motions of a personal airplane could be made safe as regards spiral tendencies and could be greatly improved as regards maintenance of course without resort to an autopilot."
Date: December 1949
Creator: McKinney, Marion O., Jr.
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The Development of Cambered Airfoil Sections Having Favorable Lift Characteristics at Supercritical Mach Numbers

Description: Several groups of new airfoil sections, designated as the NACA 8-series, are derived analytically to have lift characteristics at supercritical Mach numbers which are favorable in the sense that the abrupt loss of lift, characteristic of the usual airfoil section at Mach numbers above the critical, is avoided. Aerodynamic characteristics determined, from two-dimensional windtunnel tests at Mach numbers up to approximately 0.9 are presented for each of the derived airfoils. Comparisons are made between the characteristics of these airfoils and the corresponding characteristics of representative NPiCA 6-series airfoils. The experimental results confirm the design expectations in demonstrating for the NACA S-series airfoils either no variation, or an Increase from the low-speed design value, In the lift coefficient at a constant angle of attack with increasing Mach number above the critical. It was not found possible to improve the variation with Mach number of the slope of the lift curve for these airfoils above that for the NACA 6-series airfoils. The drag characteristics of the new airfoils are somewhat inferior to those of the NACA 6- series with respect to divergence with Mach number, but the pitching-moment characteristics are more favorable for the thinner new sections In demonstrating somewhat smaller variations of moment coefficient with both angle of attack and Mach number. The effect on the aero&ynamic characteristics at high Mach numbers of removing the cusp from the trailing-edge regions of two 10-percent-chord-thick NACA 6-series airfoils is determined to be negligible.
Date: December 1, 1948
Creator: Graham, Donald J
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An analysis of the airspeeds and normal accelerations of Boeing B-247 and B-247D airplanes in commercial transport operation

Description: From Introduction: "The results of analyses of V-G data given in references 1 to 5 have shown that the flight loads of airplanes operated in commercial transport service are influenced by operating speeds and by forecasting and dispatching practices as reflected in differences between operations during the prewar and wartime periods. The available data are summarized and the flight results are compared with the results of analyses made in references 1 to 5."
Date: December 1948
Creator: Walker, Walter G & Hadlock, Ivan K
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