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Calculation of tab characteristics for flight conditions from wind-tunnel data

Description: Report presenting tail-surface characteristics calculated from wind-tunnel data, which have been reported to not correspond with flight-test measurements. The primary problem under consideration is the calculation of the effect of tab deflection on the free-floating angle of the elevator, as in a servocontrol.
Date: April 1942
Creator: Sears, Richard I.

The Preparation of 2, 2, 4, 4-Tetramethylpentane

Description: Report presenting seven distinct operations in the preparation of 2,2,4,4-tetramethylpentane, including the preparation of di-isobutylene hydrochloride, preparation of dimethylzinc, reaction of dimethylzinc in dry benzene with di-isobutylene hydrochloride, preliminary distillation of the reaction products, treatment of the first distillate with sodium and alcohol, final distillation after appropriate washing of the products, and recovery of the iodine in the zinc residues of II as methyl iodide.
Date: May 1942
Creator: Drake, N. L.

Application of Balancing Tabs to Ailerons

Description: Analysis was made to determine characteristics required of a balancing-tab system for ailerons in order to reduce aileron stick forces to any desired magnitude. Series of calculations based on section data were made to determine balancing-tab systems of various chord tabs and ailerons that will give, for a particular airplane, zero rate of aileron hinge moment with aileron deflection and yet will produce same maximum rate of roll as a plain unbalanced 15-percent chord aileron of same span. Effects of rolling velocity and of forces in tab link on aileron hinge moments have been included.
Date: June 1942
Creator: Sears, Richard I.

A Study of the Tightness and Flushness of Machine-Countersunk Rivets for Aircraft

Description: Bulletin presenting the results of an investigation to determine possible improvements in the tightness and the flushness of machine-countersunk rivets. Specimens used in the study were simple lap joints made by different riveting methods. The results indicate that a comparison of the quality of machine-countersunk riveted joints on the basis of maximum load alone is not justified.
Date: June 1942
Creator: Lundquist, Eugene E. & Gottlieb, Robert

Flight investigation of a stall-warning indicator for operation under icing conditions

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine whether some characteristic of the boundary layer could be used to provide warning of the increase in stalling speed of a wing caused by ice formations on the leading edge. Results were analyzed by referring the total pressures at the rake to the free-stream total pressure, static pressure at the rake, free-stream static pressure, and static pressure from wind-tip swiveling head.
Date: July 1942
Creator: Jones, Alun R. & Zalovcik, John A.

Summary of V-G records taken on transport airplanes from 1932 to 1942

Description: Report presenting an analysis of records of more than 134,000 flying hours, which have been received and evaluated in order to bring the V-G recorder data up to date. The analysis of the records is contained in the report. Results indicate that the maximum effective gust velocities for both the land transport airplanes and the flying boats have approached values of 40 feet per second.
Date: July 1942
Creator: Walker, Walter G.

Tests of a Stressed-Carrying Door in Shear

Description: Bulletin presenting testing of a monocoque box with a stress-carrying door made and tested in torsion. The results indicate that if a stress-carrying door and its frame are made sufficiently heavy, the torsional stiffness of the box with the door can be made greater than the torsional stiffness of the box without the cut-out" (p. 1).
Date: August 1942
Creator: Gottlieb, Robert

Effect of Normal Pressure on the Critical Compressive Stress of Curved Sheet

Description: Results are presented of tests of two specimens tested to study the effect of normal pressure on the critical compressive stress for thin curved sheets. These specimens are designated by their respective rib spacings of 10 inches and 30 inches. The relationship between compressive stress and normal pressure at which buckles disappeared is independent of whether the buckles were made to disappear by increase of normal pressure or decrease of compressive stress. (author).
Date: August 25, 1942
Creator: Rafel, Norman

Comparison of tightness of 78 degrees machine-countersunk rivets driven in holes prepared with 78 degrees and 82 degrees countersinking tools

Description: Report presenting an investigation to determine whether the use of a 78 degree countersinking tool instead of a 82 degree countersinking tool for riveting would substantially alter the conclusion reached in a previous paper regarding the placement of rivets for maximum strength.
Date: September 1942
Creator: Gottlieb, Robert & Mandel, Merven W.

A Description of the Ju 88 Airplane Anti-Icing Equipment

Description: Bulletin presenting an examination of a part of the anti-icing equipment for a Ju 88 airplane, including exhaust-air heat exchangers, control valves, air duct system, and air-heated wing panels. Testing was performed on the components and indicated that the thermal ice-prevention equipment can maintain the outer-wing panel free from ice.
Date: September 1942
Creator: Rodert, Lewis A. & Jackson, Richard

Tests of a Stress-Carrying Door in Compression

Description: Bulletin presenting the results of bending tests on a monocoque box with the door on the compression side. The results indicate that the effectiveness of a stress-carrying door depends on the intended function of the door.
Date: September 1942
Creator: Gottlieb, Robert

Effect of Countersunk Depth on the Tightness of Two Types of Machine-Countersunk Rivet

Description: Bulletin presenting an investigation conducted to determine the effect of countersunk depth on the tightness of two types of machine-countersunk flush rivet. The specimens tested in the study were simple lap joints made by two different riveting methods. The results indicated that roundheaded rivets inserted from the back of the joint with the countersunk heads formed int he driving of the rivets produce tighter joints over a large range of depths than ordinary flush rivets.
Date: October 1942
Creator: Gottlieb, Robert

Adjustment of Stick Force by a Nonlinear Aileron-Stick Linkage

Description: Report presenting an application of the principle of aileron-stick forces and mechanical advantage to an aileron installation in which the stick forces are small over the low-deflection range and excessively large at full deflection.
Date: November 1942
Creator: Lowry, John G.

Effect of Normal Pressure on the Critical Shear Stress of Curved Sheet

Description: "In order to determine the critical stresses caused by an outward acting pressure on the upper surface of a wing due to the difference in internal and external pressures, torsional tests were made on two curved-sheet specimens subjected to an outward acting normal pressure. Results show that an outward acting normal pressure appreciable raises the critical shear stress for an unstiffened curved sheet; the absolute increase in critical shear stress is slightly greater for a 30 in. rib spacing than for a 10 in. rib spacing" (p. 1).
Date: January 1943
Creator: Rafel, Norman

Hydrodynamic-stability tests of a model of a flying boat and of a planing surface having a small downward projection (hook) on the planing bottom near the step

Description: Report presenting stability testing of two dynamic models in tank no. 1 in order to investigate the effects of adding a small projection, or hook, on the planing bottom of the forebody near the step of a seaplane. Tests with two different projections had a rather large effect on all of the trim limits and the landing stability.
Date: January 1943
Creator: Benson, James M.

The belt method for measuring pressure distribution

Description: "The measurement of pressure distribution may be accomplished rapidly for any number of locations deemed necessary in model or full-scale investigations by use of the 'belt' method. Reasonable accuracy may be obtained by careful use of this method" (p. 1).
Date: February 1943
Creator: Corson, Blake W., Jr.

A simplified chart for determining Mach number and true airspeed from airspeed-indicator readings

Description: "The determination of flight Mach number from measurements of indicated airspeed and pressure altitude is shown to be relatively simple and leads to direct and accurate computation of true airspeed. A simplified chart is presented for determining flight Mach number and true airspeed for a range of values of indicated airspeed, pressure altitude, and air temperature. A table of standard atmospheric values is included" (p. 1).
Date: March 1943
Creator: Baals, Donald D. & Ritchie, Virgil S.

XC-35 gust research project: Preliminary analysis of the lateral distribution of gust velocity along the span of an airplane

Description: Report presenting measurements of the lateral distribution of effective gust velocity along the span of the XC-35 airplane in a variety of weather conditions. Six standard shapes were determined from the distributions: triangular, rectangular, first trapezoidal, second trapezoidal, unsymmetrical, and double triangular.
Date: March 1943
Creator: Moskovitz, A. I.

Effect of Varying Percentages of Exhaust Gas on Engine Performance

Description: "These tests were run to determine the effect that mixing engine exhaust gas with engine intake air has on fuel knock limit, specific fuel consumption, and air consumption." Information about the effect on pressure, air consumption, and fuel consumption is detailed.
Date: April 1943
Creator: Sanders, Newell D. & Barnett, Henry C.