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Aerodynamic and hydrodynamic characteristics of a proposed supersonic multijet water-based hydro-ski aircraft with a variable-incidence wing

Description: From Introduction: "The configuration described in this paper represents one approach to such an airplane and the results of the wind-tunnel and tank evaluations are presented. In the present investigation, the aerodynamic longitudinal characteristics over a Mach number range from 0.6 to 1.97 were obtained."
Date: October 23, 1957
Creator: Petynia, William W.; Hasson, Dennis F. & Spooner, Stanley H.

Aerodynamic and hydrodynamic characteristics of models of some aircraft-towed mine-sweeping devices : TED No. NACA AR 8201

Description: This report details a study that was conducted by the U.S. Naval Air Development Center to "determine the feasibility of several airborne magnetic mine-sweeping methods. The advantages of a satisfactory airborne method are greater safety and speed than are possible with existing surface methods." The configurations and results of the double Q-sweep, the modified double-catenary sweep, and the M-sweep are examined.
Date: December 1, 1955
Creator: Shanks, Robert E.

Aerodynamic and lateral-control characteristics of a 1/28-scale model of the Bell X-1 airplane wing-fuselage combination: transonic-bump method

Description: Report discussing an investigation into the lateral-control characteristics and the pitching-moment characteristics of a scale model of the X-1 wing-fuselage configuration. Information about the estimated variation of rolling effectiveness and wing-fuselage pitching-moment coefficient is described in detail.
Date: May 5, 1950
Creator: Lockwood, Vernard E.

Aerodynamic characteristics and pressure distributions of a 6-percent-thick 49 degree sweptback wing with blowing over half-span and full-span flaps

Description: From Introduction: "The investigation reported herein was initiated to define further the effects on the aerodynamic characteristics and load distribution of a thin, sweptback wing of a low-pressure blowing system and also to provide information on which to base a more thorough study of a complete airplane configuration."
Date: September 20, 1955
Creator: Whittle, Edward F., Jr. & McLemore, H. Clyde

Aerodynamic characteristics at a Mach number of 1.25 of a 6-percent-thick triangular wing and 6- and 9-percent-thick triangular wings in combination with a fuselage: wing aspect ratio 2.31, biconvex airfoil sections

Description: Report discussing testing to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of two semispan delta-wing configurations. Information about the lift characteristics, drag characteristics, pitching-moment characteristics, and comparison with other results is provided.
Date: May 5, 1950
Creator: Hall, Albert W. & Morris, Garland J.

Aerodynamic characteristics at a Mach number of 1.38 of four wings of aspect ratio 4 having quarter-chord sweep angles of 0 degrees, 35 degrees, 45 degrees, and 60 degrees

Description: Report discussing testing to determine the supersonic aerodynamic characteristics of four sweptback wings and wing-body configurations at several angles. Information about basic wing data, modifications to the 60 degree wing, the effects of sweep, and effects of fuselage are included.
Date: October 10, 1950
Creator: Kemp, William B., Jr.; Goodson, Kenneth W. & Booth, Robert A.

Aerodynamic characteristics at a Mach number of 6.8 of two hypersonic missile configurations, one with low-aspect-ratio cruciform fins and trailing-edge flaps and one with a flared afterbody and all-movable controls

Description: Report discussing an investigation to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of hypersonic missile configurations with cruciform trailing-edge flaps with all-movable control surfaces. The all-movable controls were found to produce much larger values of trim lift and normal acceleration than the trailing-edge-flap configuration.
Date: August 4, 1958
Creator: Robinson, Ross B. & Bernot, Peter T.

Aerodynamic characteristics at a Mach Number of 6.8 of two hypersonic missile configurations, one with low-aspect-ratio cruciform fins and trailing-edge flaps and one with a flared afterbody and all-movable controls

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the aerodynamic characteristics in pitch at a Mach number of 6.8 of hypersonic missile configurations with cruciform trailing-edge flaps and all-movable control surfaces. Testing indicated that all-movable controls on the flared-afterbody model should be capable of producing much larger values of trim lift and of normal acceleration than the trailing-edge-flap configuration. Some of the configurations tested include body alone, body with 5 degree fins and trailing-edge flaps, and body with 10 degree flare and all-movable controls.
Date: August 4, 1958
Creator: Robinson, Ross B. & Bernot, Peter T.

Aerodynamic characteristics at high and low subsonic Mach numbers of four NACA 6-series airfoil sections at angles of attack from -2 to 31 degrees

Description: From Introduction: "The airfoil sections tested, which differ only in thickness ratio, were the NACA 64-006, 64-008, 64-010, and 641-012. Lift, drag, and pitching-moment data were obtained for Mach numbers of 0.3 to that for tunnel choke at angles of attack of -2^o to 31^o. The results of this investigation are reported herein."
Date: June 5, 1953
Creator: Wilson, Homer B., Jr. & Horton, Elmer A.

Aerodynamic Characteristics at High and Low Subsonic Mach Numbers of the NACA 0012, 64(sub 2)-015, and 64(sub 3)-018 Airfoil Sections at Angles of Attack from -2 Degrees to 30 Degrees

Description: An investigation has been made in the Langley low-turbulence pressure tunnel of the aerodynamic characteristics of the NACA 0012, 64(sub 2)-015, and 64(sub 3)-018 airfoil sections. Data were obtained at Mach numbers from 0.3 to that for tunnel choke, at angles of attack from -2deg to 30deg, and with the surface. of each airfoil smooth-and with roughness applied at the leading edge.The Reynolds numbers of the tests ranged from 0.8 x 10(exp 6) to 4.4 x 10(exp 6). The results are presented as variations of lift, drag, and quarter-chord pitching-moment coefficients with Mach number.
Date: July 23, 1954
Creator: Critzos, Chris C.

Aerodynamic characteristics at Mach number of 2.01 of two cruciform missile configurations having 70 degree delta wings with length-diameter ratios of 14.8 and 17.7 with several canard controls

Description: From Introduction: "The present paper contains the results of the investigation of the aerodynamic characteristics at Mach number of 2.01 of the two cruciform wing missiles equipped with larger canard controls and compares the result with that obtained previously with a smaller control."
Date: August 30, 1954
Creator: Spearman, M. Leroy & Robinson, Ross B.

Aerodynamic characteristics at Mach number of 4.06 of a typical supersonic airplane model using body and vertical-tail wedges to improve directional stability

Description: Report presenting an investigation at Mach number 4.06 on a typical supersonic airplane model with a 40 degree sweptback wing. The purpose of the investigation was to determine the effectiveness of using wedges on the body and on the vertical tail to increase the static directional stability. Results regarding the longitudinal characteristics and lateral characteristics are provided.
Date: December 3, 1957
Creator: Dunning, Robert W.

Aerodynamic characteristics at Mach numbers from 0.7 to 1.75 of a four-engine swept-wing airplane configuration as obtained from a rocket-propelled model test

Description: Report presenting flight testing of a rocket-propelled model of a typical multiengine airplane configuration to obtain data on drag, stability, and nacelle performance. Data were obtained at a variety of Mach numbers, lift coefficients, and subsonic and supersonic speeds. Results regarding airplane performance, nacelle performance, longitudinal characteristics, and lateral characteristics are provided.
Date: September 2, 1955
Creator: Chapman, Rowe, Jr.

Aerodynamic characteristics at Mach numbers from 2.5 to 3.5 of a canard bomber configuration designed for supersonic cruise flight

Description: Report presenting an investigation of a canard-type configuration designed for supersonic cruise flight in the Unitary Plan wind tunnel. Tests were conducted over a range of angles of attack and angles of sideslip. Results regarding the effect of forebody configuration, effects of Reynolds number and transition, effect of canard and elevon deflection, and effect of vertical surfaces are provided.
Date: September 10, 1958
Creator: Carmel, Melvin M.; Kelly, Thomas C. & Gregory, Donald T.

Aerodynamic Characteristics at Mach Numbers of 1.61 and 2.01 of Various Tip Controls on the Wing Panel of a 0.05-Scale Model of a Martin XASM-N-7 (Bullpup) Missile: TED No. NACA AD 3106

Description: "An investigation has been conducted in the Langley 4- by 4-foot supersonic pressure tunnel to determine the control effectiveness and hinge-moment characteristics of the Martin XASM-N-7 (Bullpup) missile. A half-scale wing panel was tested with a tip control having three different hinge-line locations. The tests were made over an angle-of-attack range from -10 to 10 degrees and a control-deflection range of -15 to 3 degrees" (p. 1).
Date: 1956~
Creator: Driver, Cornelius

Aerodynamic Characteristics at Supersonic Speeds of a Series of Wing-Body Combinations Having Cambered Wings With an Aspect Ratio of 3.5 and a Taper Ratio of 0.2: Effect at M = 2.01 of Nacelle Shape and Position on the Aerodynamic Characteristics in Pitch of Two Wing-Body Combinations with 47 Degree Sweptback Wings

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation at M = 2.01 in the 4- by 4-foot supersonic pressure tunnel to determine the effect of a series of nacelles on the longitudinal stability characteristics of a sweptback wing-body combination. Nacelle shape and position were varied on a configuration with a 6-percent-thick wing with an aspect ratio of 3.5, a taper ratio of 0.2, and 47 degrees of sweep at the quarter chord.
Date: July 25, 1952
Creator: Driver, Cornelius

Aerodynamic characteristics at supersonic speeds of a series of wing-body combinations having cambered wings with an aspect ratio of 3.5 and a taper ratio of 0.2: Effects of sweep angle and thickness ratio on the aerodynamic characteristics in pitch

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 4- by 4-foot supersonic pressure tunnel at Mach number 1.60 to determine the effects of sweep and thickness on the longitudinal characteristics of a series of wing-body combinations with cambered wings with an aspect ratio of 3.5 and taper ratio of 0.2. The results show the effects of sweep, thickness, and the horizontal canard surface on the lift, drag, and pitching-moment coefficients and lift-drag ratios. The lift-curve slope, aerodynamic-center locations, maximum lift-drag ratios, lift coefficients for maximum lift-drag ratio, and drag-rise factor are presented.
Date: January 10, 1952
Creator: Robinson, Ross B. & Driver, Cornelius

Aerodynamic characteristics at supersonic speeds of a series of wing-body combinations having cambered wings with an aspect ratio of 3.5 and a taper ratio of 0.2: Effects of sweep angle and thickness ratio on the static lateral stability characteristics at M = 2.01

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 4- by 4-foot supersonic pressure tunnel at Mach number 2.01 to determine the effects of sweep angle and thickness ratio on the static lateral stability characteristics of a series of wings with taper ratio 0.2 and aspect ratio 3.5. The results are presented with little analysis.
Date: August 1, 1952
Creator: Hamilton, Clyde V.

Aerodynamic characteristics at transonic and supersonic speeds of a rocket-propelled airplane configuration having a 52.5 degree delta wing and a low, swept horizontal tail

Description: Report presenting a flight investigation over a range of Mach numbers to determine the aerodynamic characteristics at low lift of a rocket model of an airplane with a 52.5 degree delta wing of aspect ratio 3.08 and NACA 65A003 airfoil sections in the streamwise direction and a low, swept horizontal tail. Results regarding the longitudinal trim, lift, drag, longitudinal static stability, damping in pitch, and directional static stability are provided.
Date: March 29, 1954
Creator: Kehlet, Alan B.

Aerodynamic characteristics at transonic speeds of a 60 degree delta wing equipped with a constant-chord flap-type control with and without an unshielded horn balance: transonic-bump method

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine the control hinge moments and effectiveness at transonic speeds of a delta wing equipped with a constant-chord flap-type control with and without an unshielded triangular horn balance in the 7- by 10-foot tunnel using the transonic-bump method. The data indicated that the horn balance control was consistently more effective in changing lift at all Mach numbers than was the plain control but there was no appreciable difference in pitching-moment effectiveness.
Date: September 16, 1952
Creator: Wiley, Harleth G. & Zontek, Leon

Aerodynamic characteristics at transonic speeds of a 69 degree delta wing with a triangular plan-form control having a skewed hinge axis and an overhang balance: transonic-bump method

Description: From Introduction: "Presented in this paper are the results of an investigation of a semispan model of a delta wing with 60^o sweepback at the leading edge which was equipped with a large triangular control having an overhang balance mounted on a skewed hinge axis. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a delta wing with a control which was designed to provide aerodynamic balance at zero control deflection based on the span load distribution of reference 1."
Date: February 6, 1951
Creator: Wiley, Harleth G.