A Study by Means of a Dynamic-Model Investigation of the Use of Canard Surfaces as an Aid in Recovering From Spins and as a Means for Preventing Directional Divergence Near the Stall
Description: Memorandum presenting an aircraft modification involving the incorporation of small canard surfaces into the design, which is meant to compensate for eliminating ailerons. Results of testing in the 20-foot free-spinning tunnel of dynamic models of two sweptback-wing fighter airplanes showed that canard surfaces were very effective in aiding termination of spins of these models. A discussion of the spin tests, catapult and force tests, and effect of jet-engine angular momentum is provided.
Date: May 23, 1956
Creator: Klinar, Walter J.
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