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Tests of Bell XP-63 Low-Drag Wing Model With Split Flap

Description: Report presenting tests on the Bell XP-63 wing root section fitted with an 0.18c split flap hinged at approximately 0.805c on the lower surface. The tests were conducted to determine the effect of a 10 degree deflection of the split flap on the drag characteristics of the model at low lift coefficients.
Date: September 1941
Creator: Underwood, W. J.

Lift and Drag Tests of Three Airfoil Models With Fowler Flaps Submitted by Consolidated Aircraft Corporation

Description: Report presenting lift and drag tests made in the two-dimensional tunnel of three airfoil models. The models represented intermediate sections on alternative wings of the XB-32 airplane and were equipped with 0.30 Fowler flaps. Results regarding the Davis model, the C.A.C. model, and low-drag model are provided.
Date: December 1941
Creator: Abbott, Ira H. & Turner, Harold R., Jr.

Tests of a 0.1475c Aileron With a Tab on Low-Drag Section for Curtiss XP-60 Airplane in the Low-Turbulence Tunnel

Description: "Preliminary two-dimensional tests of the hinge-moment characteristics of a 0.1725c internally balanced aileron on the subject XP-60 wing section indicated that more internal balance would be required if light stick forces were to be obtained at high speeds. The present series of tests were therefore undertaken in order to investigate methods of reducing the slope of the hinge-moment curve while still maintaining the required aileron effectiveness" (p. 1).
Date: November 1941
Creator: von Doenhoff, A. E. & Underwood, W. J.

Static Characteristics of Curtiss Propellers Having Different Blade Sections

Description: Report presenting static tests on four full-scale two-bladed propellers differing only in blade sections at blade angles from 0 to 20 degrees at the three-quarters radius. Two of the propellers were also tested as three-bladed propellers. For all of the propellers tested, the highest value of the static thrust figure of merit occurred at a tip-speed ratio between 0.7 and 0.9; the highest efficiency in flight may be expected in the same range of tip-speed ratios.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Corson, Blake W., Jr. & Mastrocola, Nicholas

Tail-load measurements on the XB-15 bomber in gusty air

Description: Report presenting some statistical measurements of the accelerations encountered in gusty air over a period of years in order to determine the loads to which airplanes may be subjected. The statistical measurements have been evaluated to yield either effective or true gust velocities as applied to the wings of airplanes.
Date: April 1941
Creator: Pearson, H. A. & Garvin, J. B.

Lift and Drag Characteristics of a Low-Drag Airfoil With Slotted Flap Submitted by Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Description: Report presenting a wooden model equipped with a slotted flap that was tested in the two-dimensional tunnel. It represented a wing section of the Curtiss-Wright P-60A airplane and the NACA 66,2-118 section. Results regarding lift characteristics, drag coefficients, and flap deflection characteristics are provided.
Date: December 1941
Creator: Abbott, Ira H.

Pressure-Distribution Measurements of a Low-Drag Airfoil With Slotted Flap Submitted by Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Description: "Pressure-distribution measurements were made at the request of the Materiel Division, U.S. Army Air Corps, on a 24-inch-chord wooden model equipped with a slotted flap and submitted by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The tests were made in the Langley two-dimensional tunnel at a Reynolds number of about 5,600,000" (p. 1).
Date: December 1941
Creator: Abbott, Ira H.

Wind-Tunnel Tests of Four Curtiss Propellers Embodying Different Blade Sections

Description: Tests of four 10-foot propellers were made in the propeller-research tunnel for the Army Air Corps to check flight and static thrust test results made on several propellers embodying Clark Y and modified NACA 16-series sections. These propellers were identical as to diameter and activity factor and very closely identical in thickness ratio and pitch distribution. The blades embodied sections with both single- and double-cambered Clark Y, modified NACA 16-series, and a combination of Clark Y and modified NACA-16 airfoils. Tests covered a range of blade angles from 20 deg. to 70 deg., and were all made at tip speeds below 280 feet per second. Although these tests were not conclusive in themselves, owing to the conditions under which they were made, the results seem to check the flight and static tests as closely as would be expected.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Gray, W. H.

Wind-tunnel tests of two Hamilton Standard propellers embodying Clark Y and NACA 16 series blade sections

Description: Report presenting tests of two 10-foot Hamilton Standard propellers to determine the relative merits of the Clark Y and NACA 16-series sections and to determine the negative thrust available at negative angles. Little difference was noted between propellers at peak efficiency for the low Mach numbers used in the tunnel tests.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Gray, W. H.

A flight investigation of the boundary-layer characteristics and profile drag of the NACA 35-215 laminar-flow airfoil at high Reynolds numbers

Description: Report presenting testing to determine the boundary layer characteristics and profile drag of the NACA 35-215 airfoil section at high Reynolds numbers. The results indicated that a forward movement of the transition point occurred at about 3 percent of the chord due to operation of the engines and propellers.
Date: May 1941
Creator: Platt, Robert C.

Power-on wind-tunnel tests of the 1/8-scale model of the Brewster F2A airplane with full-span slotted flaps

Description: "At the request of the Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, tests were made in the 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel of the 1/8-scale model of the Brewster F2A airplane with full-span slotted flaps. The object of the tests was to determine the power-on static lateral and longitudinal stability of the complete model with a new wing which had a full-span slotted flap and a plain and slot-lip aileron for lateral control" (p. 1).
Date: August 1941
Creator: Lowry, John G.

Wind-tunnel investigation of an NACA 23012 airfoil with a 30 percent chord Maxwell slate and with trailing-edge flaps

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel of an NACA 23012 airfoil with a 30 percent-chord Maxwell leading-edge slat and a slotted and a split flap. The main purpose was to determine the optimum slot cap of the Maxwell slat for, and the aerodynamic section characteristics of, the airfoil with several deflections for both types of flaps. Curves of lift, drag, and pitching-moment characteristics for optimum arrangements are provided.
Date: June 1941
Creator: Lowry, John G. & McKee, John W.

Wind-tunnel investigation of an NACA 23012 airfoil with an 18.05 percent chord Maxwell slat and with trailing-edge flaps

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel of an NACA 23012 airfoil with an 18.05-percent-chord Maxwell leading-edge slat and with a slotted and a split flap. The main purpose of the investigation was to determine the optimum slot gap of the Maxwell slat for, and the aerodynamic section characteristics of, the airfoil with several deflections of both types of flap.
Date: October 1941
Creator: McKee, John W.