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Wind-Tunnel Investigation of Control-Surface Characteristics XX : Plain and Balanced Flaps on an NACA 0009 Rectangular Semispan Tail Surface

Description: Correlation is established between aerodynamic characteristics of control surfaces in two-dimensional and three-dimensional flow. Slope of lift curve was affected little by overhang and balance-nose shape, but increased by sealing flap-nose gap. Effectiveness of balancing tab was same for sealed plain flap and unsealed overhang flap. Changes in hinge-moment coefficient were diminished by sealing gap. Values measured by three-dimensional flow disagreed with two-dimensional flow values until aspect ratio corrections were made.
Date: October 1944
Creator: Garner, I. Elizabeth
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Wind-tunnel investigation of devices for improving the diving characteristics of airplanes

Description: Report discussing testing on a model of a pursuit type airplane to determine the effect of several devices that may be applied to improve the high-speed pitching-moment characteristics. Auxiliary flaps, a controllable stabilizer, and a change in wing contour were all found to help increase the amount of control when recovering from high-speed dives.
Date: April 1943
Creator: Erickson, Albert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-tunnel investigation of effect of yaw on lateral-stability characteristics [part] 5: symmetrically tapered wing with a circular fuselage having a horizontal and a vertical tail

Description: Report discussing testing to determine the effect of a horizontal tail on the lateral-stability characteristics of a high-wing, a midwing, and a low-wing monoplane. The model was created from a circular fuselage, an NACA 23012 tapered wing, and an NACA 0009 horizontal tail surface. Information about the effective aspect ratio of the tail, restoring moment of yaw, and vertical-tail effectiveness as compared to the wing position is provided.
Date: June 1943
Creator: Wallace, Arthur R. & Turner, Thomas R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Tunnel Investigation of Perforated Split Flaps for Use as Dive Brakes on a Tapered NACA 23012 Airfoil

Description: Aerodynamic characteristics of a tapered NACA 23012 airfoil with single and double perforated split flaps have been determined in the NACA 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel. Dynamic pressure surveys were made behind the airfoil at the approximate location of the tail in order to determine the extent and location of the wake for several of the flap arrangements. In addition, computations have been made of an application of perforated double split flaps for use as fighter brakes. The results indicated that single or double perforated split flaps may be used to obtain satisfactory dive control without undue buffeting effects and that single or double perforated split flaps may also be used as fighter brakes. The perforated split flaps had approximately the same effects on the aerodynamic and wake characteristics of the tapered airfoil as on a comparable rectangular airfoil.
Date: November 1, 1941
Creator: Purser, Paul E. & Turner, Thomas R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-tunnel investigation of rear underslung fuselage ducts

Description: Report discussing an investigation of cooling ducts at various positions on a model of a typical pursuit airplane in the NACA full-scale tunnel. Results in the report are given for a duct located on the bottom of the fuselage with the inlet behind the leading edge of the wing. Due to the thick boundary layers at the inlets of the rear underslung fuselage duct and the serious pressure losses that resulted, a special vane was also installed to avoid boundary-layer separation.
Date: September 1943
Creator: Czarnecki, K. R. & Nelson, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department