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Data presentation of force characteristics of several engine-strut-body configurations at Mach numbers of 1.8 and 2.0 / Robert T. Madden and Emil J. Kremzier

Description: Investigation to determine lift, drag, and pitching-moment characteristics of several engine-strut-body combinations was conducted over range of angles of attack from 0 degrees to 10 degrees at Mach numbers of 1.8 and 2.0. The average Reynolds number based on body length was 28x106. Data are presented without analysis and indicate decreases in minimum drag and lift curve slope with decreasing in minimum drag and lift curve slope with decreasing strut length. Decreases in minimum drag also noted with rear-ward movement of engines.
Date: August 14, 1951
Creator: Madden, Robert T. & Kremzier, Emil J.
Item Type: Report

Determination of Stress-Rupture Parameters for Four Heat-Resisting Alloys

Description: Stress-rupture data for four heat-resisting alloys are analyzed according to equations of the theory of rate processes. A method for determining the four parameters of structure and composition is demonstrated and the four parameters are determined for each of the alloys: forged S816, cast S816, cast S590, and cast Vitallium. It is concluded that parameters can be determined for an alloy provided sufficient reliable experimental data are available.
Date: August 25, 1947
Creator: Lidman, William G.
Item Type: Report

Stability and Control Data Obtained from Fourth and Fifth Flights of the Northrop X-4 Airplane (A.F. No. 46-676)

Description: NACA instrumentation has been installed in the Northrop X-4 airplane to obtain stability and control data during the Northrop conducted acceptance tests. The results of the fourth and fifth flights of the Northrop X-4 number 1 airplane are presented in this paper. These data were obtained for a center-of-gravity position of approximately 19.5 percent of the mean aerodynamic chord. The results of this flight showed that the directional stability as measured in steadily increasing sideslips was positive and high and that the effective dihedral was positive. The results also show the airplane to be longitudinally stable, stick fixed, with the center of gravity at 19.5 percent of the mean aerodynamic chord.
Date: August 4, 1949
Creator: Valentine, George M
Item Type: Report

Stability and Control Flight Tests of a Vertically Rising Airplane Model Similar to the Lockheed XFV-1 Airplane

Description: This paper presents the results of an investigation of the dynamic stability and controllability of a model which approximately represents the Lockheed XFV-1 airplane to a 1/8 scale. The investigation consisted of hovering flights in still air at a considerable height above the ground, hovering flights very close to the ground, vertical take-offs and landings, flights through the transition range from hovering to normal forward flight, and sideways translational flights. The model could be flown smoothly and easily in hovering flight despite the fact that the uncontrolled pitching and yawing motions were unstable oscillations. There was a noticeable reduction in the controllability of the model when hovered very close to the ground but take-offs could be made easily and landings on a g,ven spot could be made accurately in spite of this adverse ground effect. Flights through the transition range from hovering to normal forward flight could be performed fairly easily. The model seemed to have stability of angle of attack and angle of roll over most of the transition range. The yawing motion was divergent in the very high angle-of-attack range but could be controlled easily. At the lower angles of attack, the model seemed to become stable in yaw. In sideways flight there was an increasingly strong tendency to diverge in roll as the speed was increased and finally, at a speed of about 25 knots (full scale), the model rolled off despite efforts of the pilot to control it.
Date: January 1, 1954
Creator: Kirby, Robert H.
Item Type: Report