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Ditching Investigation of a 1/18-Scale Model of the North American B-45 Airplane

Description: An investigation of a 1/18-scale dynamically similar model of the North American B-45 airplane was made to observe the ditching behavior and determine the proper landing technique to be used in an emergency water landing. Various conditions of damage were simulated to determine the behavior which probably would occur in a full-scale ditching. The behavior of the model was determined from high-speed motion-picture records, time-history acceleration records, and visual observations. It was concluded that the airplane should be ditched at the maximum nose-high attitude with the landing flaps full down for minimum landing speed. During the ditching, the nose-wheel and bomb-bay doors probably will be torn away and the rear of the fuselage flooded. A violent dive will very likely occur. Longitudinal decelerations of approximately 5g and vertical accelerations of approximately -6g (including gravity) will be experienced near the pilots' compartment. Ditching braces installed in the bomb bay will tend to improve the behavior slightly but will be torn away along with the bomb-bay doors. A hydroflap installed ahead of the nose-wheel doors will eliminate the dive and failure of the nose-wheel doors, and substantially reduce the motions and accelerations.
Date: December 22, 1949
Creator: Fisher, Lloyd J. & Thompson, William C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Test of the Aerojet 7KS-6000 T-27 Jato Rocket Motor

Description: A flight test of the Aero jet Engineering Corporation's 7KS-6000 T-27 Jato rocket motor was conducted at the Langley Pilotless Aircraft Research Station at Wallops Island, Va, to determine the flight performance characteristics of the motor. The flight test imposed an absolute longitudinal acceleration of 9.8 g upon the rocket motor at 2.8 seconds after launching. The total impulse developed by the motor was 43,400 pound-seconds, and the thrusting time was 7.58 seconds. The maximum thrust was 7200 pounds and occurred at 4.8 seconds after launching. No thrust irregularities attributable to effects of the flight longitudinal acceleration were observed. Certain small thrust irregularities occurred in the flight test which appear to correspond to irregularities observed in static tests conducted elsewhere. A hypothesis regarding the origin of these small irregularities is presented.
Date: December 20, 1949
Creator: Bond, Aleck C. & Thibodaux, Joseph G., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Low-speed investigation of deflectable wing-tip ailerons on an untapered 45 degrees sweptback semispan wing with and without an end plate

Description: Report presenting a low-speed wind-tunnel investigation to determine the characteristics of deflectable wing-tip ailerons on an untapered 45 degree sweptback semispan wing. Ailerons with triangular and parallelogram plan forms with a maximum chord of 0.625 wing chord and a flat-plat profile were investigated. The aerodynamic characteristics in pitch and lateral control characteristics are included.
Date: December 14, 1949
Creator: Fischel, Jack & Watson, James M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparative tests of the rolling effectiveness of constant-chord, full-delta, and half-delta ailerons on delta wings at transonic and supersonic speeds

Description: Report presenting comparative tests of the rolling power of plain constant-chord, full-delta, and half-delta ailerons on delta wings with varying degrees of sweepback were tested on rocket-propelled test vehicles. Results regarding the effect of leading-edge sweepback, a comparison of rolling effectiveness, and comparison with theory are provided.
Date: December 12, 1949
Creator: Sandahl, Carl A. & Strass, H. Kurt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Full-Scale Hydrodynamic Evaluation of a Modified Navy J4F-2 Amphibian with a 0.425-Scale XP5M-1 Hull Bottom. TED No. NACA DE325

Description: An investigation was made to evaluate the hydrodynamic qualities of a 0.425-scale model of the Navy XP5M-1 hull, which was installed on a modified Navy J4F-2 amphibian. Longitudinal and directional stability during take-off and landing, low-speed maneuverability, spray characteristics, and take-off performance were investigated. The behavior of the airplane in moderately rough water was also observed. The opinions of three pilots have been correlated with the data.
Date: December 7, 1949
Creator: Land, Norman S.; Elliott, John M. & Christopher, Kenneth W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic study of a wing-fuselage combination employing a wing swept back 63 degrees : effects at subsonic speeds of a constant-chord elevon on a wing cambered and twisted for a uniform load at a lift coefficient of 0.25

Description: Report presenting testing of a cambered and twisted wing with constant-chord elevons with a slender fuselage to determine the longitudinal and lateral control from the elevons for a range of Mach numbers. Results regarding lift, drag, pitching-moment, and rolling-moment characteristics for various elevon deflections are provided.
Date: December 5, 1949
Creator: Jones, J. Lloyd & Demele, Fred A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of altitude performance of AN-F-58 fuels in annular combustor of J34-WE-22 engine

Description: An investigation was conducted in the combustor of a 3000-pound-thrust turbojet engine to determine the altitude performance characteristics of AN-F-58 fuels. Three fuels conforming to AN-F-58 specification were prepared in order to determine the influence of boiling-temperature range and aromatic content on altitude performance. The performance of the three AN-F-58 fuels was compared with the performance of AN-F-48 (grade 100/130) fuel in the range of simulated altitudes from 20,000 to 55,000 feet, corrected engine speeds from 6000to 12,500 rpm, and flight Mach numbers of 0.2 and 0.6.
Date: December 5, 1949
Creator: Tischler, Adelbert O & Scull, Wilfred E
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Investigations at High-Subsonic, Transonic, and Supersonic Speeds to Determine Zero-Lift Drag of Fin-Stabilized Bodies of Revolution having Fineness Ratios of 12.5, 8.91, and 6.04 and Varying Positions of Maximum Diameter

Description: Rocket-powered models were flown at high-subsonic, transonic, and supersonic speeds to determine the zero-lift drag of fin-stabilized parabolic bodies of revolution differing in fineness ratio and in position of maximum diameter. The present paper presents the results for fineness ratio 12.5, 8.91 and 6.04 bodies having maximum diameters located at stations of 20, 40, 60, and 80 percent of body length. All configurations had cut-off sterns and all had equal base, frontal, and exposed fin areas. For most of the supersonic-speed range models having their maximum diameters at the 60-percent station gave the lowest values of drag coefficient. At supersonic speeds, increasing the fineness ratio generally reduced the drag coefficient for a given position of maximum diameter.
Date: November 30, 1949
Creator: Hart, Roger G. & Katz, Ellis R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude-wind-tunnel investigation of compressor performance on J47 turbojet engine

Description: From Introduction: "The effects of variations in altitude, flight Mach number, and exhaust-nozzle-outlet area on the compressor performance characteristics are graphically presented. A complete tabulation of the compressor performance data is also presented."
Date: November 22, 1949
Creator: Prince, William R & Jansen, Emmert T
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Altitude-wind-tunnel investigation of J47 turbojet-engine performance

Description: From Introduction: "Data are presented in graphical form to show the engine performance over a range of altitudes from 5000 to 50,000 feet and flight Mach numbers from 0.21 to 0.97. Curves are presented to show the windmilling characteristics of the engine. All engine performance data obtained in the investigation are also presented in tabular form."
Date: November 15, 1949
Creator: Conrad, E William & Sobolewski, Adam E
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department