The effect of rear chine strips on the take-off characteristics of a high-speed airplane fitted with NACA hydro-skis
Description: From Summary: "Results are presented from tank take-off tests of a dynamic model of a hypothetical high-speed airplane fitted with NACA hydro-skis and having the transverse curvature of the lower rear portion of the fuselage broken by small longitudinal chine strips. For the configuration tested, both trim and resistance were considerably reduced by the addition of the strips from the speed at which the ski emerged to the speed at which the rear of the fuselage came clear of the water. The results indicate that fuselage shape has a large effect on the take-off characteristics for a hydro-ski configuration in which the rear of the fuselage acts as a planing surface."
Date: March 17, 1949
Creator: Ramsen, John A.
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