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Effect of the Ground on an Airplane Flying Close to It

Description: In America and England the ground effect has received much attention for a long time, and whole series of model and flight tests have been made, which have, however, been chiefly devoted to changes in the induced drag. The experiments here described show that the increase in lift may be of high enough order of magnitude to be taken into account also.
Date: June 1932
Creator: Tönnies, E
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Mosquito remedies and preventives.

Description: Describes measures, substances, and materials, both offensive and defensive, that have been found most effective against mosquitoes.
Date: June 1932
Creator: Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950 & Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pressure-distribution measurements on the hull and fins of scale model of the U. S. Airship "Akron"

Description: This report presents the results of measurements of pressure distribution conducted in the propeller-research wind tunnel of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics on a 1/40-scale model of the U. S. Airship "Akron" (ZRS-4). The pressures, which were measured simultaneously at nearly 400 orifices located at 26 stations along one side of the hull, were recorded by two photographic multiple manometers placed inside the model. The hull pressures were measured both with and without the tail surfaces and the control car for eight angles of pitch varying from 0 degree to 20 degrees and at air speeds of approximately 70 and 100 miles per hour. The pressures were also measured at approximately 160 orifices on one horizontal fin for the above speeds and pitch angles and for nine elevator angles.
Date: June 28, 1932
Creator: Freeman, Hugh B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Tunnel Research Comparing Lateral Control Devices, Particularly at High Angles of Attack 5: Spoilers and Ailerons on Rectangular Wings

Description: "This report covers the fifth of a series of systematic investigations in which lateral control devices are compared with particular reference to their effectiveness at high angles of attack. The present report deals with tests of spoilers and ordinary ailerons on rectangular Clark Y wing models. In an effort to obtain satisfactory control throughout the entire angle-of-attack range that can be maintained in flight, various spoilers were tested in combination with two sizes of previously tested ordinary ailerons - one of average proportions and the other short and wide. In addition, one large spoiler was tested alone" (p. 719).
Date: June 13, 1932
Creator: Weick, Fred E. & Shortal, Joseph A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A comparison between the theoretical and measured longitudinal stability characteristics of an airplane

Description: This report covers an investigation of the application of the theory of dynamic longitudinal stability, based on the assumption of small oscillations, to oscillations an airplane is likely to undergo in flight. The investigation was conducted with a small parasol monoplane for the fixed-stick condition. The period and damping of longitudinal oscillations were determined by direct measurements of oscillations in flight and also by calculation in which the factors that enter the theoretical stability equation were determined in flight. A comparison of the above-mentioned characteristics obtained by these two methods indicates that the theory is applicable to the conditions encountered in flight.
Date: June 24, 1932
Creator: Soulé, Hartley A. & Wheatley, John B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A flight investigation of the spinning of the NY-1 airplane with varied mass distribution and other modifications, and an analysis based on wind-tunnel tests

Description: This report presents the results of an investigation of the spinning characteristics of NY-1 naval training biplane. The results of flight tests and an analysis based on wind-tunnel test data are given and compared. The primary purpose of the investigation was the determination in flight of the effect of changes in mass distribution along the longitudinal axis, without change of mass quantity or centroid. Other effects were also investigated, such as those due to wing loading, center-of-gravity position, dihedral of wings, control setting, and the removal of a large portion of the fabric from the fin and rudder. The wind tunnel test results used in the numerical analysis were obtained in the 7 by 10 foot wind tunnel through an angle-of-attack.
Date: June 18, 1932
Creator: Scudder, Nathan F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Vertical Descent of the Autogiro

Description: The purpose of this report is to show that only part of the system of rotating blades really is in the "windmill decelerating attitude" when the profile drag is sufficiently low. This particular part receives more torque from the air loads than can be absorbed by the profile drag. As a result thereof the rotating autogiro blade, when its torque is zero, is in part a propeller which functions in the "annular vortex attitude.".
Date: June 1932
Creator: Bennett, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department