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Free-flight investigation at transonic and supersonic speeds of the rolling effectiveness of a 42.7 degree sweptback wing having partial-span ailerons

Description: An investigation of the rolling effectiveness at transonic and supersonic speeds of partial-span ailerons on a 42.7 degree sweptback wing having symmetrical circular-arc airfoil sections of 10-percent thickness ratio normal to the wing quarter-chord line has been made by means of rocket-propelled test vehicles. The results are compared with results of a supersonic wind-tunnel test at Mach number 1.9.
Date: October 25, 1948
Creator: Sandahl, Carl A
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Zero-Lift Drag of Several Configurations of the XAAM-N-2 Pilotless Aircraft. TED No. NACA DE332

Description: Free-flight tests have been made to determine the zero-lift drag of several configurations of the XAAM-N-2 pilotless aircraft. Base-pressure measurements were also obtained for some of the configurations. The results show that increasing the wing-thickness ratio from 4 to 6 percent increased the wing drag by about 100 percent at M = 1.3 and by about 30 percent at M = 1.8. Increasing the nose fineness ratio from 5.00 to 6.25 reduced the drag coefficient of the wingless models a maximum of about 0.030 (10 percent) at M = 2.0. A corresponding change in nose shape for the winged models decreased the drag coefficient by about 0.05 in the Mach number range from 1.1 to 1.4; at Mach numbers greater than 1.6 no measurable reduction in drag coefficient was obtained. The drag of the present Sparrow fuselage is less than that of a parabolic fuselage which could contain the same equipment.
Date: March 16, 1950
Creator: Hall, James R. & Sandahl, Carl A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department