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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

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: 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

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

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

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