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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 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

Wind-Tunnel Investigation of the Characteristics of Blunt-Nose Ailerons on a Tapered Wing

Description: Characteristics are determined for various modifications of 0.155-chord blunt-nose aileron on semispan model of tapered fighter plane wing. Ailerons with 40 percent nose balance reduced high-speed stick forces. Increased balance chord increases effectiveness and reduces high-speed stick forces. Increased balance chord increases effectiveness and reduces adverse effects of gap at aileron hose. Increase of nose radii increased negative slope of curve hinge-movement coefficient plotted against deflection. Extended deflection range decreased aileron effectiveness for small deflections but increased it at large deflections. Peak pressures at noses of ailerons are relatively high at moderate deflections.
Date: February 1, 1943
Creator: Toll, Thomas A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-tunnel tests of a piston-type control booster on an airfoil and aileron model

Description: From Summary: "Measurements of control moments were made in the NACA stability tunnel to determine the operational characteristics of a piston-type control booster on an aileron. The booster was so constructed and installed that pressures picked up from the air stream below the wing acted on a pair of pistons. The data are presented in the form of curves of pressure coefficients acting on the pistons, hinge-moment coefficients, and booster coefficients plotted against aileron deflection."
Date: November 1943
Creator: Bird, J. D. & Mendelsohn, Robert A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind tunnel tests of ailerons at various speeds I : ailerons of 0.20 airfoil chord and true contour with 0.35 aileron-chord extreme blunt nose balance on the NACA 66,2-216 airfoil

Description: Hinge-moment, lift, and pressure-distribution measurements were made in the two-dimensional test section of the NACA stability tunnel on a blunt-nose balance-type aileron on an NACA 66,2-216 airfoil at speeds up to 360 miles per hour corresponding to a Mach number of 0.475. The tests were made primarily to determine the effect of speed on the action of this type of aileron. The balance-nose radii of the aileron were varied from 0 to 0.02 of the airfoil chord and the gap width was varied from 0.0005 to 0.0107 of the airfoil chord. Tests were also made with the gap sealed.
Date: June 1, 1943
Creator: Letko, W; Denaci, H. G. & Freed, C
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Tunnel Tests of the 1/9-Scale Model of the Curtiss XP-62 Airplane with Various Vertical Tail Arrangements

Description: The effect of various vertical tail arrangements upon the stability and control characteristics of an XP-62 fighter model was investigated. Rudder-free yaw characteristics with take-off power and flaps deflected were satisfactory after dorsal fin modifications. Directional stability was obtained with all modified vertical tails. Satisfactory rudder effectiveness resulted partly because the dual-rotation propellers produced no asymmetric yawing moments. Pedal forces in sideslips were undesirably large but may be easily reduced.
Date: July 1, 1943
Creator: Wallace, Arthur R. & Recant, I.G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department