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Hinge-moment, lift, and pitching-moment characteristics of a flap-type control surface having various hinge-line locations on a 4-percent-thick 60 degree delta wing: transonic bump method

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the high-speed tunnel to determine the hinge-moment, lift, and pitching-moment characteristics of a 4-percent-thick 60 degree delta wing with a trailing-edge flap-type control. The purpose of this investigation is to determine the ideal aerodynamic balance of a large part of the control force in order to make aircraft easier to control in the event of power failure.
Date: March 24, 1954
Creator: Thompson, Robert F.
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Free-fall measurements of the effects of wing-body interference on the transonic drag characteristics of swept-wing-slender-body configurations

Description: Report presenting the results of testing of bodies and wing-body combinations by the free-fall method in order to provide information about drag characteristics of airplanes and their component parts at transonic speeds. Two models with a fineness-ratio-12 body of revolution with 45 degree sweptback wings located at different positions were dropped and equipped with improved drag measuring instrumentation and pressure measuring orifices on the portion of the body expected to be influenced by the presence of the wing. Results regarding pressure data and drag data are provided.
Date: May 28, 1953
Creator: Kurbjun, Max C. & Thompson, Jim Rogers
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Free-flight aerodynamic-heating data to a Mach number of 15.5 on a blunted conical nose with a total angle of 29 degrees

Description: Report presenting testing of a five-stage rocket-propelled model flown to a Mach number of 15.5 and an altitude of 98,200 feet. Temperatures were measured at six stations along the inside surface of the blunted conical nose with a total angle of 29 degrees. Experimental and theoretical values were similar at the first temperature measuring station, but the experimental results became increasingly greater than the theoretical values at rearward measuring stations.
Date: August 1, 1957
Creator: Bland, William M., Jr.; Rumsey, Charles B.; Lee, Dorothy B. & Kolenkiewicz, Ronald
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Free-flight flutter tests in the transonic and low supersonic speed range of three low-aspect-ratio swept, tapered wings on rocket-propelled vehicles

Description: Report presenting flutter data obtained with the use of rocket-propelled vehicles in the transonic and low supersonic speed ranges for three low-aspect-ratio, highly tapered, swept wings. Structural influence coefficients were obtained for each of the three plan forms and calculated mode shapes and frequencies are provided. Time histories for each of the configurations also demonstrate the flutter pattern of each wing.
Date: March 19, 1956
Creator: Lauten, William T., Jr. & O'Kelly, Burke R.
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Flight tests of a man standing on a platform supported by a teetering rotor

Description: Report presenting a series of flight tests to determine the flying qualities of a man standing on a platform supported by a teetering rotor. The machine was tested with a free-teetering rotor, a spring-restrained rotor, and a rotor and foot platform isolated from the framework by rubber connections. Results of the different configurations during indoor and outdoor flights are presented.
Date: March 24, 1954
Creator: Hill, Paul R. & Kennedy, T. L.
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Flight tests of a two-dimensional wedge diffuser at transonic and supersonic speeds

Description: From Summary: "A two-dimensional wedge diffuser, designed to be used with a ducted-airfoil ram jet, was tested on a rocket-powered test vehicle up to a Mach number of 1.45. Orifice plates and a choking section behind the diffuser exit simulated burning in a combustion chamber by providing the proper pressure drop. Results obtained from these tests showed there was no abrupt changes in mass flow and pressure recovery as the model velocity increased through the transonic region."
Date: August 11, 1948
Creator: Faget, M. A.
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The 1929 Rhon soaring-flight contest

Description: The limitation of the 1929 contest to performance gliders necessitated the establishment of a formula which would make it possible to distinguish between performance gliders and school and training gliders. The sinking speed was therefore adopted as the basis for such a distinction, and the requirement was made that the sinking speed of a performance glider should not exceed 0.8 m/s. The rest of the report details the different entries with regard to design and performance.
Date: April 1930
Creator: Lippisch, Alexander
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Ice prevention on aircraft by means of engine exhaust heat and a technical study of heat transmission from a Clark y airfoil

Description: This investigation was conducted to study the practicability of employing heat as a means of preventing the formation of ice on airplane wings. The report relates essentially to technical problems regarding the extraction of heat from the exhaust gases and its proper distribution over the exposed surfaces. In this connection a separate study has been made to determine the variation of the coefficient of heat transmission along the chord of a Clark Y airfoil. Experiments on ice prevention both in the laboratory and in flight show conclusively that it is necessary to heat only the front portion of the wing surface to effect complete prevention. Experiments in flight show that a vapor-heating system which extracts heat from the exhaust and distributes it to the wings is an entirely practical and efficient method for preventing ice formation.
Date: January 1, 1933
Creator: Clay, William C & Theodorsen, Theodore
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Airfoil Theory at Supersonic Speed

Description: A theory is developed for the airfoil of finite span at supersonic speed analogous to the Prandtl airfoil theory of 1918-1919 for incompressible flow. In addition to the profile and induced drags, account must be taken at supersonic flow of still another drag, namely, the wave drag, which is independent of the wing aspect ratio. Both wave and induced drags are proportional to the square of the lift and depend on the Mach number, that is, the ratio of flight to sound speed. In general, in the case of supersonic flow, the drag-lift ratio is considerably less favorable than is the case for incompressible flow. Among others the following examples are considered: 1) lifting line with constant lift distribution (horseshoe vortex); 2) computation of wave and induced drag and the twist of a trapezoidal wing of constant lift density; 3) computation of the lift distribution and drag of an untwisted rectangular wing.
Date: June 1939
Creator: Schlichting, H
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"AM" gasoline cock.

Description: The "AM" cock was designed specially for gasoline pipes on vehicles using internal combustion engines (airplanes, airships, automobiles, tractors, battle "tanks", boats, etc.).
Date: February 1923
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Analysis of flight and wind-tunnel tests on Udet airplanes with reference to spinning characteristics

Description: This report presents an analysis of results of wind-tunnel tests conducted at the D.V.L. Values were determined for the effectiveness of all the controls at various angles of attack. The autorotation was studied by subjecting the rotating model to an air blast.
Date: March 1929
Creator: Herrmann, H
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Experimental investigation of the physical properties of medium and heavy oils, their vaporization and use in explosion engines. Part IV

Description: 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.
Date: December 1926
Creator: Heinlein, Fritz
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Twelfth Rhon soaring contest, 1931

Description: The crew of the "Fafnir" was given an excellent opportunity for collecting first-hand data as to the usefulness of gliders in the Alps. It is necessary to recount the remarkable glider achievements ahead of the Rhon Soaring Contest, in order to understand the tension and expectation with which the Rhon contest was anticipated.
Date: May 1932
Creator: Georgii, Walter
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Magnan glider M-2

Description: The construction of the Magnan glider, M-2, is presented which is designed to fly in so-called horizontal winds.
Date: February 1924
Creator: Lesage, M Andre
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Airplane drag

Description: It has been less well understood that the induced drag (or, better said, the undesired increase in the induced drag as compared with the theoretical minimum calculated by Prandtl) plays a decisive role in the process of taking off and therefore in the requisite engine power. This paper seeks to clarify the induced drag.
Date: December 1929
Creator: Topfer, Carl
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Airplane flight in the stratosphere

Description: This brief survey of the problems encountered in high-altitude flight deals in particular with the need for high lift coefficient in the wings, large aspect ratios in the wings, and also the problem of hermetically sealing the cabin.
Date: February 1932
Creator: De Caria, Ugo
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Aeronautical education and research at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich

Description: Progress in the scientific and practical fields of aviation has caused the Swiss Institute of Technology to organize lectures and practical training courses in all three branches of aeronautics and to found centers of scientific research, laboratories, etc., in order to supply the government and industries with scientifically and technically trained engineers.
Date: April 1931
Creator: Karner, L & Ackeret, J
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Aeronautical record : no. 1 (to June, 1923)

Description: "...considerations have prompted us to pay special attention to the development of aeronautical industries and aerial navigation as a commercial enterprise and to publish an analytical review of events in the aeronautical world and of the attendant problems.".
Date: December 1923
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The dangerous sideslip of a stalled airplane and its prevention

Description: This investigation covers only that phase of airplane accidents which are the result of sideslip. We examine the circumstances under which this occurs, study the behavior of present-day airplane types (monoplane, conventional and staggered biplane) therein and endeavor to find a solution whereby this danger may be avoided.
Date: September 1, 1931
Creator: Schmidt, Wilhelm & Fuchs, Richard
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Mathematical treatise on the recovery from a flat spin

Description: In this mathematical investigation, made in collaboration with Dr. Wilhelm Schmidt, we interpret the temporary change (due to some disturbance) in the quantities which define the position of the airplane while in a flat spin. We further examine the effect of this change, of the means resorted to to produce the disturbance, and thus reveal the expedients available for recovering from a flat spin.
Date: November 1930
Creator: Fuchs, R
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