Aerodynamic characteristics of several flap-type trailing-edge controls on a trapezoidal wing at Mach numbers of 1.61 and 2.01
Description: Report presenting an investigation at Mach numbers of 1.61 and 2.01 to determine the control effectiveness and hinge-moment characteristics for a series of 25.4-percent-chord trailing-edge controls on a trapezoidal wing with a 23 degree sweptback leading edge, aspect ratio of 3.1, and taper ratio of 0.4. Pressure distribution and hinge-moment measurements were made at a range of angles of attack and control deflections. Results regarding effect of control deflection, effect of wing angle of attack, effect of Reynolds number, effect of trailing-edge thickness, effect of hinge-line gap, effect of Mach number, and effect of control size and location are provided.
Date: June 14, 1954
Creator: Lord, Douglas R. & Czarnecki, K. R.