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Accelerations Measured at Center of Gravity and Along Span of the Wing of a B-24D Airplane in Landing Impacts

Description: Report presenting measurements of a Consolidated B-24D airplane of accelerations at various points on the wing during landing impacts. landings were made with the wheels initially stationary but free to rotate, with the brakes set before contact, and with the main wheels rotating prior to contact.
Date: August 1944
Creator: Westfall, John R.
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Addition of Heat to a Compressible Fluid in Motion

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this report is to summarize, without extended proofs, the results of a study of a simplified model of nonadiabiatic, compressible fluid flow, both subsonic and supersonic, and to state these results in a form that will make them immediately useful in providing a theoretical background for current technical problems of high-speed combustion.
Date: February 1945
Creator: Hicks, Bruce L.
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An Additional Investigation of the High-Speed Lateral-Control Characteristics of Spoilers

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the characteristics of partial-span spoilers located at 0.75 of the chord on an NACA 66-series tapered wing, especially at high speeds. The effect of small spoiler projections was found to increase with an increase in speed until the critical Mach number was exceeded.
Date: June 1945
Creator: Laitone, Edmund V. & Summers, James L.
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The Advantages of Uniform Fuel Distribution for Air-Cooled Engines From Considerations of Cooling Requirements and Fuel Economy

Description: "The purpose of this report is to show by analysis of existing data, pending direct experimental determination, the extent to which nonuniform distribution of fuel to cylinders of a multicylinder engine can produce temperature deviation and the benefits to be anticipated from attainment of uniform fuel distribution" (p. 1).
Date: December 1943
Creator: Rubert, K. F.; Corson, Blake W., Jr. & Nielsen, Jack
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Aerodynamic and Hydrodynamic Tests of a Family of Models of Flying-Boat Hulls Derived From a Streamline Body: NACA Model 84 Series

Description: Report presenting a series of related flying-boat hull forms with various combinations of aerodynamic and hydrodynamic requirements that were tested in an NACA tank and high-speed tunnel. Effects explored included varying the height of the bow, varying the height of the stern, increasing the angle of dead rise at the bow, decreasing the angle of dead rise on the afterbody, increasing the depth of step, increasing the angle of afterbody keel, adding chine flare, adding a third planing surface, a… more
Date: September 1943
Creator: Parkinson, John B.; Olson, Roland E.; Draley, Eugene C. & Luoma, Arvo A.
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Aerodynamic Characteristics and Flap Loads of the Brake-Flap Installation on the 0.40-Scale Model of the F4F-3 Left Wing Panel

Description: "The data are presented in coefficient form and include lift, drag, and pitching-moment coefficients of the airfoil-flap comoinations and the normal-force, chord-force, and hinge-moment coefficients of the upper (perforated split) flap and lower (slotted) flap" (p. 1).
Date: October 1942
Creator: Purser, Paul E. & Liddell, Robert B.
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Aerodynamic Characteristics for Internal-Balance and Frise Type Ailerons on an NACA 6 Series Low-Drag Tip Section of the Wing for the XP-63 Airplane

Description: Report presenting testing in the two-dimensional turbulence tunnel of a model of the tip section of the wing of the XP-63 airplane. Several alterations of the skirts and balance on the internal-balance aileron were tested to obtain various aerodynamic characteristics of the aileron.
Date: October 1942
Creator: Underwood, William J.
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Aerodynamic Characteristics of a 1/8-Scale Powered Model of a High-Speed Bomber With a Dual Pusher Propeller Aft of the Empennage

Description: Report presenting wind-tunnel tests made to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a scale model of a high-speed bomber with a dual pusher propeller aft of the empennage. Some of the results discussed include longitudinal, lateral, and directional stability and control, the empennage design, and ground effects on the aerodynamic characteristics. The results indicate that this particular airplane has several advantages with regard to stability and control over the conventional-type single-… more
Date: October 12, 1945
Creator: Weiberg, James A. & Schnurbusch, Alfred W.
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Aerodynamic Characteristics of a 4-Engine Monoplane Showing Comparison of Air-Cooled and Liquid-Cooled Engine Installations

Description: From Introduction: "An investigation has been conducted in the N.A.C.A. full-scale wind tunnel to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a 1/4-scale model of a 4-engine monoplane when equipped with comparable air-cooled engine and liquid-cooled engine installations. The air-cooled engine installation consisted of nacelles equipped with N..A.C.A. cowlings and oil coolers located in the leading edge of the wing."
Date: July 1939
Creator: Silverstein, Abe & Wilson, Herbert A., Jr.
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Aerodynamic Characteristics of a 4-Engine Monoplane Showing Effects of Enclosing the Engines in the Wing and Comparisons of Tractor- and Pusher-Propeller Arrangements

Description: Report presenting testing in the full-scale wind tunnel on a model of a large 4-engine monoplane to determine the overall aerodynamic efficiency of a conventional wing-nacelle-engine installation as compared with power-plant installations enclosed in the wing with extension shafts to the propellers. Results regarding power-on and power-off performance for the installations as well as propeller noise are provided.
Date: April 1938
Creator: Silverstein, Abe & Wilson, Herbert A., Jr.
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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.
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Aerodynamic Characteristics of Four NACA Airfoil Sections Designed for Helicopter Rotor Blades

Description: "The purpose of the present work is to extend the previous investigation and to derive additional airfoil sections designed to minimize the undesirable characteristics of the previously tested airfoils. The tests of these additional airfoils were made in the Langley two-dimensional low-turbulence tunnel (LTT)" (p. 2).
Date: February 1946
Creator: Stivers, Louis S., Jr. & Rice, Fred J., Jr.
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Aerodynamic Characteristics of Several Modifications of a 0.45-Scale Model of the Vertical Tail of the Curtiss XP-62 Airplane

Description: "In the course of an investigation to find a satisfactory vertical tail for the XP-62 airplane, a 0.45-scale vertical tail model on a stub fuselage was tested in the Langley 7- by 10-foot tunnel. This model was fitted with a flat plate to represent the horizontal tail surface. The data are presented herein for their general interest value rather than their application to this particular airplane" (p. 1).
Date: July 1946
Creator: Lowry, John G.; Turner, Thomas R. & Liddell, Robert B.
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Aerodynamic Characteristics of the NACA 747A315 and 747A415 Airfoils From Tests in the NACA Two-Dimensional Low-Turbulence Pressure Tunnel

Description: Report presenting two low-drag airfoils, the NACA 747A315 and the NACA 747A415, which are designed to have reduced pitching moments about the quarter-chord point and moderately high values of the design lift coefficient and are tested in the tow-dimensional low-turbulence pressure tunnel.
Date: September 1944
Creator: von Doenhoff, Albert E. & Stivers, Louis S., Jr.
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Aerodynamic Data for a Wing Section of the Republic XF-12 Airplane Equipped With a Double Slotted Flap

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the two-dimensional low-turbulence tunnels for the purpose of developing an optimum flap configuration for maximum lift on an airfoil section for the Republic XF-12 airplane equipped with a double slotted flap. Lift and flap loads were obtained at several flap deflections for two flap paths. Results regarding lift, drag, and flap loads are provided.
Date: January 1946
Creator: Cahill, Jones F.
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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.
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