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Additional Results in a Free-Flight Investigation of Control Effectiveness of Full-Span, 0.2-Chord Plain Ailerons at High Subsonic, Transonic, and Supersonic Speeds to Determine Some Effects of Wing Sweepback, Aspect Ratio, Taper, and Section Thickness Ratio

Description: Report discussing an aerodynamic control effectiveness study using free-flight, rocket-propelled test vehicles. Information about the effects of wing sweepback, aspect ratio, taper ratio, and section thickness ratio on the rolling effectiveness of full-span, sealed ailerons is provided.
Date: April 23, 1948
Creator: Sandahl, Carl A. & Strass, H. Kurt
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a Full-Span Retractable Flap in Combination With Full-Span Plain and Internally Balanced Ailerons on a Tapered Wing

Description: Report discusses the results of an investigation into a full-span retractable flap in combination with a full-span plain and internally balanced ailerons on a tapered wing of a typical fighter airplane.The flap was designed to improve lateral control during high lifts for landing and take-off. The effects on the maximum life coefficient, aileron effectiveness, estimated rates of roll, and stick forces are provided.
Date: August 1943
Creator: Rogallo, F. M.; Lowry, John G. & Fischel, Jack
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department