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Additional power-on wind-tunnel tests of the 1/8-scale model of the Brewster F2A airplane with full-span slotted flaps

Description: "Additional tests as recommended in reference 1 were made in the 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel of the 1/8-scale model of the Brewster F2A airplane to determine the angle of attack of horizontal tail and the elevator angles required for trim with flaps down" (p. 1).
Date: October 1941
Creator: Lowry, John G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic characteristics of a slot-lip aileron and slotted flap for dive brakes

Description: From Introduction: "As a part of this investigation, a study is being made of test results obtained during the development of devices designed primarily for other purposes, such as high lift or lateral control, but which may also be used for dive control. These results have been reanalyzed and are herein presented in a form that should make them convenient for design purposes."
Date: April 1941
Creator: Rogallo, F. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerodynamic Factors Affecting the Ability of a Pilot to Return an Airplane to Level From a Banked Attitude by Use of the Rudder Alone and Without Change of Heading

Description: Report presenting a study of the aerodynamic factors upon which the ability to perform the maneuver depends in an attempt to obtain a better understanding of the conditions involved and, if possible, to evolve criterions that may be used during design.
Date: October 1941
Creator: Harmon, S. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aluminum-zinc-magnesium-copper casting alloys

Description: From Introduction: "This paper contains data on the mechanical properties of sand-cast test bars having a considerable range in zinc, magnesium, and copper content and more detailed data on the properties and foundry characteristics of an aluminum-zinc-magnesium-copper alloy having a preferred composition for high strength and ductility."
Date: July 1941
Creator: Kempf, L. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An analytical study of wing and tail loads associated with an elevator deflection

Description: From Introduction: "The present paper covers step 1 of the outlined investigation, includes methods of computing the variation of wing and tail loads, and gives numerical results of the application of the theory to the BT-9B airplane. Finally, theoretical formulas are developed and charts are given for computing the maximum increments of wing load, the down-tail load, and the up-tail load following a given elevator displacement."
Date: June 1941
Creator: Pearson, H. A. & Garvin, J. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Critical speeds and profile drag of the inboard sections of a conventional propeller

Description: Report presenting the section critical speeds and profile drags of the shank and hub sections of a propeller used on a current liquid-cooled-engine pursuit type of airplane. Results indicated that serious adverse compressibility effects can be expected at speeds of about 400 miles per hour. Suitable fairings for shank and hub sections were found to be necessary for maximum propulsive efficiency.
Date: September 1941
Creator: Luoma, Arvo A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cylinder barrel cooling with bonded preformed copper fins

Description: Report presenting testing of preformed copper fins which were furnace-brazed to a steel-cylinder barrel. The barrel was electrically heated and blower-cooled to determine heat overall heat-transfer coefficient. Information regarding potential future adaptations of the fins are provided.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Ellerbrock, H. H., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design charts for cross-flow tubular intercoolers charge-across-tube type

Description: Report presenting equations relating the various dimensions, air mass flow, and performance of a cross-flow tubular intercooler in which the charge flows across and the cooling air through the tubes. Design charts are presented from which the intercooler design characteristics and performance can be quickly determined.
Date: January 1941
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design charts for cross-flow tubular intercoolers charge-through-tube type

Description: Report presenting equations relating the various dimensions, air weight flow, and performance of a cross-flow tubular intercooler in which the charge flows through and the cooling air across the tubes. A method of determining and presenting the performance of a given intercooler at various operating conditions is indicated. Results regarding the cooling effectiveness equation, effect of primary intercooler variables, design charts, effect of tube arrangement on intercooler characteristics, and performance charts are provided.
Date: July 1941
Creator: Reuter, J. George & Valerino, Michael F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design of Nozzles for the Individual Cylinder Exhaust Jet Propulsion System

Description: Report presenting an examination of the design of exhaust-stack nozzles for individual cylinder exhaust-gas jet propulsion and the results of tests on the effect of nozzle area on jet thrust and engine power. A satisfactory method of correlatig the test data for various engine-operating conditions is developed.
Date: April 1941
Creator: Pinkel, Benjamin; Turner, L. Richard & Voss, Fred
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Development of Cowling for Long-Nose Air-Cooled Engine in the NACA Full-Scale Wind Tunnel

Description: An investigation of cowlings for long-nose radial engines was made on the Curtiss XP-42 fighter in the NACA full-scale wind tunnel. The unsatisfactory aerodynamic characteristics of all the cowlings with scoop inlets tested led to the development of the annular high-velocity inlet cowlings. Tests showed that ratio of cooling-air velocity at cowling inlet to stream velocity should not be less than 0.5 for this type of cowling and that critical compressibility speed can be extended to more than 500 mph at 20,000 ft altitude.
Date: October 1, 1941
Creator: Guryansky, Eugene R. & Silverstein, Abe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Drag measurements of a protruding 0.50-caliber machine gun

Description: Report presenting drag and cross-wind force measurements of a Browning 0.50-caliber M2 machine gun at a range of air speeds in the NACA wind tunnel. The gun protruded through the top of the tunnel wall into the air stream and tests were performed at a variety of angles in order to determine the power required to turn the gun against the aerodynamic forces and the horsepower absorbed in air drag by the protruding gun. Special attention is given to the jacket around the gun, which seems to provide the greatest amount of drag.
Date: July 1941
Creator: Luoma, Arvo A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dynamic stress calculations for two airplanes in various gusts

Description: Report presenting a series of calculations made to determine the probable dynamic wing stress of two large airplanes in atmospheric gusts. The results indicate that in both isolated and repeated gusts of probable occurrence, the dynamic overstress is about 10 percent when referred to the present static design standard.
Date: September 1941
Creator: Pierce, Harold B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effect of external shape upon the drag of a scoop

Description: Report presenting testing of six scoops built using the principles of NACA cowling design to show the advantage of using those principles. Three scoops had a good nose contour with different afterbody lengths and three were of inferior nose shape. Results regarding drag, cooling pressure, and surface pressure survey are provided.
Date: July 1941
Creator: Naiman, Irven & Hill, Paul R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Humidity on Several Supercharger Parameters

Description: Report presenting testing to determine if the change of several specific variables with extreme change of humidity and test-bench temperature will have an appreciable effect on several parameters used to determine supercharger performance.
Date: November 1941
Creator: Ellerbrock, Herman H., Jr. & Goldstein, Arthur W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Propeller Operation on the Pitching Moments of Single-Engine Monoplanes

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the effects of propeller operation on pitching moments with particular reference to the effect of propeller forces, the field of flow in the slipstream, and the increments of lift on the wing and the tail. A procedure, directly applicable only to single-engine monoplanes without flaps, has been set up for predicting the effect of propeller operation on pitching moments as well.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Goett, Harry J. & Pass, H. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effects of hub drag, solidity, dual rotation, and number of blades upon the efficiency of high-pitch propellers

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the effects of hub drag, solidity, dual rotation, and number of blades on the efficiency of high-pitch propellers. Testing occurred with two, three, four, and six-blade single propellers and four and six-blade dual-rotating propellers equipped with spinners and tested at a range of blade angles from 35 to 65 degrees. Results regarding a comparison of the large and small spinners, effects of spinners, comparison of constant-speed propellers, characteristics of constant-speed propellers, effect of solidity and dual rotation, effect of number of blades, and some peculiarities of four-blade propellers are provided.
Date: October 1941
Creator: Reid, Elliott G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A flight investigation of the boundary-layer characteristics and profile drag of the NACA 35-215 laminar-flow airfoil at high Reynolds numbers

Description: Report presenting testing to determine the boundary layer characteristics and profile drag of the NACA 35-215 airfoil section at high Reynolds numbers. The results indicated that a forward movement of the transition point occurred at about 3 percent of the chord due to operation of the engines and propellers.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Platt, Robert C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A flight investigation of the thermal properties of an exhaust heated wing de-icing system on a Lockheed 12-A airplane

Description: From Summary: "The thermal properties are presented for the exhaust heated wing de-icing system of a Lockheed 12-A airplane which has successfully prevented a wing icing in 25 hours of flying in various icing conditions. The quantities of heat supplied for de-icing of the wings under various conditions were measured and are presented. The distribution of temperatures above the ambient air temperature for the wing surface under various operating conditions are given."
Date: June 1941
Creator: Rodert, Lewis A. & Clousing, Lawrence A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Investigation of Wing-Gun Fairings on a Fighter Type Airplane

Description: Description is given of flight tests conducted on gun fairings, designed to correct the detrimental effects of the projecting and submerged wing guns on an F4F-3 fighter. It was found that the installation of unfaired guns on a clean wing resulted in a premature stall that increased the stalling speed in the carrier-approach and landing conditions of flight by suitably fairing the guns, it was possible to reduce the stalling speeds to values approaching very nearly the clean-wing values.
Date: October 1, 1941
Creator: White, M. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight Measurements of the Elevator Deflections Used in Landings of Several Airplanes

Description: "A collection of data on the elevator deflections used in landings of several airplanes is presented in tabular form. The physical characteristics of these airplanes are also given. The elevator deflections used in landing some airplanes was found to be as much as 14.4 degrees greater than that used to stall under the same flight and loading conditions" (p. 1).
Date: November 1941
Creator: Vensel, Joseph R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department