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Tests of a thermal ice-prevention system for a wing leading-edge landing-light installation

Description: Report discussing the creation of a thermal ice-prevention system of a bomber-type airplane to provide protection against ice and fog formations on the transparent fairing over the landing light in the wing leading edge. A comparison between the design performance and actual performance showed that the outer-surface heat-transfer coefficient was correctly predicted, but the inner-surface heat-transfer coefficient was four times as large, leading to failure of the plastic fairing.
Date: December 1944
Creator: Hillendahl, Wesley H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind-tunnel investigation of the effects of spoilers on the characteristics of a low-drag airfoil equipped with a 0.25-chord slotted flap

Description: Report discussing the effects of circular-arc spoilers on the section characteristics of an NACA 66,2-216 airfoil with a 0.25-chord slotted flap. Spoilers were tested on the upper surface of the airfoil, on the lower surface, and on both simultaneously. Only the simultaneous placement of spoilers was found to provide satisfactory results as a lateral control device.
Date: July 23, 1945
Creator: Holtzclaw, Ralph W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An Investigation of a Thermal Ice-Prevention System for a C-46 Cargo Airplane 5: Effect of Thermal System on Airplane Cruise Performance

Description: Report presenting flight tests conducted to evaluate the effect of a thermal ice prevention system on the aerodynamic performance of a C-46 cargo airplane. The installation of the thermal ice-prevention system was found to reduce the indicated airspeed by about 6 miles per hour. Results regarding the overall performance change resulting from the installation of the thermal system, reduction of power attributed to heat-exchanger exhaust-gas back pressure, reduction of power attributed to the internal and external drag of the thermal system, and the additional airplane gross weight attributed to the thermal system are provided.
Date: May 1945
Creator: Selna, James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Single-Cylinder Oil-Control Tests of Porous Chrome Plated Cylinder Barrels for Radial Air-Cooled Engines

Description: Report presenting a series of single-cylinder engine tests run to determine a satisfactory method of reducing oil consumption in radial air-cooled engines with flat-face compression rings as standard parts and equipped with cylinder barrels salvaged by porous chrome plating. Testing was conducted using porous chrome-plated cylinders with straight and choke bores with standard flat-face compression rings.
Date: January 1946
Creator: Johnson, Robert L. & Swikert, Max
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of the Performance of a Turbosupercharged Engine of an Exhaust-Gas-to-Air Heat Exchanger for Thermal Ice Prevention

Description: This report presents the results of a flight investigation to determine the effect on the performance of a turbosupercharged engine of an exhaust-gas-to-air heat exchanger installed between the engine-exhaust collector ring and the turbosupercharger. The background, results, and discussion of the investigation are described.
Date: August 23, 1945
Creator: Look, Bonne C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Free-spinning-tunnel tests of a 1/23.75-scale model of the Douglas DC-3 airplane

Description: Report presenting testing of a model of the Douglas DC-3 airplane for several loading conditions. The load factor for the complete airplane, for the horizontal tail, and the force to start moving the elevator downward were estimated for some steady spins. Testing occurred at 2500 feet and 10,000 feet.
Date: June 1942
Creator: MacDougall, George F., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wind Tunnel Investigation of the Effects of Slot Shape and Flap Location on the Characteristics of a Low-Drag Airfoil Equipped with a 0.25-Chord Slotted Flap

Description: Tests were conducted at dynamic pressure of 50 lb per square foot with lift drag and pitch moment measurements throughout useful angle of attack range for constant flap deflection and position of a low-drag airfoil. Two slots were investigated and practical flap paths were selected for each Slot shape had a negligible effect on the maximum lift coefficient flap deflected, the rounded-entry slot had lower profile drag.
Date: December 1944
Creator: Holtzclaw, Ralph W. & Weisman, Yale
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests of two models representing intermediate inboard and outboard wing sections of the XB-36 airplane

Description: Report presenting testing in the two-dimensional low-turbulence pressure tunnel and the two-dimensional low-turbulence tunnel of two models made by the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, one of the outboard section and one of the inboard section.
Date: January 1943
Creator: Bogdonoff, Seymour M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests of Four Full-Scale Propellers to Determine the Effect of Trailing-Edge Extensions on Propeller Aerodynamic Characteristics

Description: Propellers with trailing-edge extensions were studied to determine aerodynamic characteristics. Trailing-edge extension increased power absorbed by propeller with little loss in efficiency. Power coefficient for maximum efficiency was greater for 20% camber type extension than for 20% straight type extension over range of advance ratio of 1.0 to 2.5 although camber type was less efficient. Efficiency was about the same for cruising and high-speed at a high power coefficient for propeller with extension.
Date: July 1945
Creator: Maynard, Julian D. & Evans, Albert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Loss of xylidines in overwater storage of xylidine-blended fuel

Description: Tests were undertaken to determine the relationships for estimating the maximum amount of a water-soluble gasoline additive that will diffuse from the gasoline to the water when fuel is stored over the water and to determine from the relationships the amount of xylidines that will diffuse from the gasoline to the water in an overwater-storage system.
Date: March 1944
Creator: Tischler, Adelbert O. & Tischler, Adelbert O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Diving Moments of a Pursuit Airplane in the Ames 16-Foot High Speed Wind Tunnel

Description: From Summary: "A pursuit type airplane encountered severe diving moments in high-speed dives which make recovery difficult. For the purpose of investigating these diving moments and finding means for their reduction, a 1/6 scale model of the airplane was tested in the 16-foot high-speed wind tunnel at Ames Aeronautical Laboratory. The test results indicate that up to a Mach number of at least 0.75, the limit of the tests, the dive-recovery difficulties can be alleviated and the longitudinal maneuverability improved by the substitution of a long symmetrical fuselage for the standard fuselage."
Date: October 1942
Creator: Erickson, Albert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pressure-distribution measurements of a low-drag airfoil with slotted flap submitted by Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Description: From Summary: "Pressure-distribution measurements were made at the request of the Materiel Division, U.S. Army Air Corps, on a 24-inch-chord wooden model equipped with a slotted flap and submitted by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The tests were made in the Langley two-dimensional tunnel at a Reynolds number of about 5,600,000."
Date: December 1941
Creator: Abbott, I. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lift and drag characteristics of a low-drag airfoil with slotted flap submitted by Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Description: Report presenting a wooden model equipped with a slotted flap that was tested in the two-dimensional tunnel. It represented a wing section of the Curtiss-Wright P-60A airplane and the NACA 66,2-118 section. Results regarding lift characteristics, drag coefficients, and flap deflection characteristics are provided.
Date: December 1941
Creator: Abbott, I. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Measurements of flying qualities of a Curtiss SB2C-1 airplane (number 00014)

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the flying qualities of a Curtiss SB2C-1 airplane. Tests were made to determine the effect of a bobweight in the elevator system and the effect of seals in the aileron gaps. Results regarding longitudinal stability and control, requirements for lateral stability and control, and stalling characteristics are provided.
Date: March 1944
Creator: Phillips, W. H.; Williams, W. C. & Hoover, H. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Flight tests of beveled-trailing-edge ailerons with various modifications on a North American XP-51 airplane (AAF No.41-38)

Description: Report presenting flight testing using a North American XP-51 airplane with several arrangements of beveled-trailing-edge ailerons to determine the most satisfactory arrangement. Results regarding the aileron configuration, trimming tabs, and factors affecting symmetry of aileron characteristics are provided.
Date: December 1943
Creator: White, Maurice D. & Hoover, Herbert H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Operating stresses in aircraft-engine crankshafts and connecting rods 2: instrumentation and test results

Description: Report presenting an investigation to develop methods and equipment for the measurement of operating stresses in aircraft-engine crankshafts and connecting rods. The results indicate that the measurement of stresses in connecting rods is feasible. Results regarding stresses in the crankshaft and stresses in the master connecting rod are provided.
Date: August 1945
Creator: Dutee, Francis J.; Phillips, Franklyn W. & Calvert, Howard F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of free-spinning wind-tunnel results with corresponding full-scale spin results

Description: Report presenting a study of comparable information on full-scale spinning results and NACA free-spinning wind-tunnel results in order to determine the degree of reliability of tunnel results in predicting the spinning behavior of airplanes. Satisfactory agreement between model and airplane was found in 16 instances and disagreement was found in 5 instances.
Date: December 1938
Creator: Seidman, Oscar & Neihouse, A. I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Test-stand investigation of cooling characteristics and factors affecting temperature distribution of a double-row aircraft engine

Description: Report presenting testing of a double-row radial air-cooled engine to investigate overall cooling characteristics and to analyze what variations in temperature distribution were caused by variations in cooling-air pressure drop, power, and fuel-air ratio. Testing occurred over a range of engine powers.
Date: March 1946
Creator: Sipko, Michael A.; Hickel, Robert O. & Jones, Robert J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Static-Thrust Investigation of Full-Scale PV-2 Helicopter Rotors Having NACA 0012.6 and 23012.6 Airfoil Sections

Description: An investigation was conducted to compare the performance of two 25-ft-diam rotors which had identical dimensions and were similar in construction but different in blade airfoil-sections. Tests were conducted at indicated blade pitch angles from 3 degrees to 11.5 degrees and rotor speeds of 200, 290, and 371 rpm. The 23012.6 rotor required 2 percent less power to hover than the 0012.6. At thrust coefficients above design, the performance of the 23012.6 became better than the 0012.6 rotor.
Date: May 1946
Creator: Lipson, Stanley
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Resistance Tests of a 1/16 Size Model of the Hughes-Kaiser Flying Boat, NACA Model 183

Description: Tank tests were made of a hull model of the Hughes-Kaiser cargo airplane for estimates of take-off performance and maximum gross load for take-off. At hump speeds, with the model free to trim, the trim and resistance were high, which resulted in a load-resistance ratio of approximately 4.0 for a gross load coefficient of 0.75. With a 4000,000-lb load, the full size craft may take off in 69 sec over a distance of 5600 ft.
Date: June 1944
Creator: Olson, Roland E.; Posner, Jack & Woodward, David R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Some notes on the effects of jet-exit design on static longitudinal stability

Description: Report discussing several types of jet-exit designs, including normal, beveled, and unsymmetrical shapes, and their effect on the stability characteristics of the aircraft. No deviation of the jet center line from its exposed path is likely to be obtained if a jet exist is used that is normal to the flow. Having a tilted or asymmetrical exit was found to adversely affect the stability of the aircraft.
Date: May 1946
Creator: Gillis, Clarence L. & Weil, Joseph
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Some flight measurements on pressure distribution during tail buffeting

Description: Report presenting pressure-distribution measurements obtained from the horizontal tail surfaces of the Curtiss P-40K airplane during low-speed pull-ups to abrupt stall in which tail buffeting was experienced. The chordwise load distributions during buffeting are similar to those experienced during angle-of-attack changes. The location of the stall and frequency of stall disturbances are also described.
Date: October 1945
Creator: Boshar, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department