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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Airfoil Section Data From Tests of 10 Practical-Construction Sections of Helicopter Rotor Blades Submitted by the Sikorsky Aircraft Division, United Aircraft Corporation

Description: Report presenting 10 practical-construction models of sections of helicopter rotor blades tested in the NACA two-dimensional low-turbulence pressure tunnel at atmospheric pressure. Lift, drag, and pitching-moment characteristics of blades representing the present method of construction of the YR-4A helicopter were determined.
Date: September 1944
Creator: Tetervin, Neal
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Flight measurements of horizontal tail loads on a typical propeller-driven pursuit airplane during stalled pull-outs at high speed

Description: Report presenting flight measurements of the pressures on the horizontal tail surfaces of a typical propeller-driven pursuit airplane during stalled pull-outs at high Mach number. Unit loads measured on the stabilizer at safe maneuvering limits were not only considerably in excess of the design unit loads, but also occurred in a direction opposite to the design loads. Revision of the tail-load design requirements and manner of specifying safe maneuverability limits to pilots appears necessary.
Date: April 25, 1944
Creator: Clousing, Lawrence A. & Turner, William N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Estimates of the Vertical-Tail Loads of a Bell P-63A-1 Airplane (AAF No. 42-68889) in Accelerated Rolling Maneuvers Based on Flight Tests With Two Vertical-Tail Arrangements

Description: Report discussing the results of using an enlarged vertical tail on a P-63A-1 on directional stability. The tests included measurements of the amount of sideslip at various speeds and normal accelerations. Potential required modifications for increased performance using the larger tail are also described.
Date: November 30, 1944
Creator: Johnson, Harold I.
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Wind-tunnel investigation of an NACA 23012 airfoil with an 18.05 percent chord Maxwell slat and with trailing-edge flaps

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel of an NACA 23012 airfoil with an 18.05-percent-chord Maxwell leading-edge slat and with a slotted and a split flap. The main purpose of the investigation was to determine the optimum slot gap of the Maxwell slat for, and the aerodynamic section characteristics of, the airfoil with several deflections of both types of flap.
Date: October 1941
Creator: McKee, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Wind-Tunnel Investigation of a Beveled Aileron Shape Designed to Increase the Useful Deflection Range

Description: Report presenting a wind tunnel investigation of a beveled aileron shape designed to increase the useful deflection range. The purpose of the investigation was to determine the general aerodynamic characteristics of this aileron and, in particular, to determine its useful angular range. Results regarding the effect of the hinge-gap seal, the surface condition and Reynolds number, and effect of aileron profile are provided.
Date: April 1944
Creator: Jones, R. T. & Underwood, W. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Tank Tests of a Powered Dynamic Model of a Flying Boat Having an Afterbody Length-Beam Ratio of 4.7-Langley Tank Model 203C-1

Description: Report discussing the results of testing on a flying boat model with an afterbody length-beam ratio of 4.7 to determine its takeoff and landing stability and resistance characteristics.The range of stable trims was smaller than models with a conventional afterbody, but the range of stable positions for the center of gravity was about the same. Landing stability was satisfactory, and the hump resistance and trim is less than a boat with a smaller ratio.
Date: October 1945
Creator: Olson, Roland E. & Haar, Marvin I.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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General free to trim tests in NACA tank no.2 of three 1/8-full-size models of flying-boat hulls at low speeds-NACA models 116E-3K, 120R, and 143

Description: Report presenting tests of representative models of flying boat hulls to determine the resistance at low speeds. Results regarding the effect of load coefficients, resistance coefficients, and towing and drifting calculations are provided.
Date: January 1943
Creator: Carter, Arthur W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Laboratory Investigation of Icing in the Carburetor and Supercharger Inlet Elbow of an Aircraft Engine 5: Effect of Injection of Water-Fuel Mixtures and Water-Ethanol-Fuel Mixtures on the Icing Characteristics

Description: Report discussing the effects of internal coolants injected with fuel on the icing characteristics of a twin-barrel injection carburetor mounted on an engine-stage supercharger assembly. The tests were made at conditions that simulated war emergency power and at a variety of water-fuel ratios, carburetor-air temperatures, and carburetor-air relative humidities.
Date: December 1945
Creator: Renner, Clark E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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
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Investigation of Ice Formation in the Induction System of an Aircraft Engine 2: Flight Tests

Description: "Flight tests were conducted on a twin-engine fighter airplane at pressure altitudes up to 10,000 feet with simulated conditions of moderate, heavy, and excessive rain to determine the increase in enthalpy of the charge air due to the turbosupercharger, to determine the rate of enthalpy increase of the charge air resulting from a sudden increase of engine power, and to compare the conditions that caused induction-system icing in flight with those that resulted in icing of the same carburetor and supercharger inlet elbow in laboratory tests" (p. 1).
Date: June 1946
Creator: Essex, Henry A.; Ellisman, Carl & Zlotowski, Edward D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Laboratory Investigation of Icing in the Carburetor and Supercharger Inlet Elbow of an Aircraft Engine 2: Determination of the Limiting-Icing Conditions

Description: "The carburetor and engine-stage supercharger assembly of a fighter aircraft were laboratory-tested to determine the icing characteristics of the induction system under three simulated engine power conditions with varying carburetor-air temperature, relative humidity, simulated-rain injection, rain and fuel temperature, fuel-air ratio, and fuel of different distillation characteristics" (p. 1).
Date: December 1945
Creator: Essex, Henry A.; Keith, Wayne C. & Mulholland, Donald R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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A Preliminary Theoretical Study of Helicopter-Blade Flutter Involving Dependence Upon Coning Angle and Pitch Setting

Description: "A preliminary analysis has been made of the conditions of stability of free oscillations of a hinged rotor in hovering flight. The case analyzed is a rotor with hinges allowing freedom in flapping and lagging and having a completely reversible cyclic pitch-control system, so that a twisting moment on a blade moves the control stick without hindrance from spring or friction constraint. The principal results of this study are presented in the form of a stability chart" (p. 1).
Date: July 1946
Creator: Coleman, Robert P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Laboratory Investigation of Icing in the Carburetor and Supercharger Inlet Elbow of an Aircraft Engine 3: Heated Air as a Means of De-Icing the Carburetor and Supercharger Inlet Elbow

Description: Report discussing the use of a twin-barrel injection carburetor and a supercharger inlet elbow to establish the relation between wet- and dry-bulb temperatures of the de-icing air and time required to recover from air-flow loss due to icing. The tests were performed at several power conditions, icing conditions, temperatures, and dry and humidified air. De-icing time was found to be a function of the nature of the ice formation and of the wet-bulb temperature of the de-icing air.
Date: December 1945
Creator: Lyons, Richard E. & Coles, Willard D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Laboratory Investigation of Icing in the Carburetor and Supercharger Inlet Elbow of an Aircraft Engine 4: Effect of Throttle Design and Method of Throttle Operation on Induction-System Icing Characteristics

Description: "In order to eliminate the formation of ice on the carburetor throttle plates of an aircraft-engine induction system, two modifications of the throttle design and a variation in the method of throttle operation of the twin-barrel injection carburetor were tested" (p. 1). The modifications were investigated under severe icing conditions at normal power, maximum cruising power, and 60-percent normal power. The only modification that appeared to provide deicing assistance were the electrically heated throttle plates.
Date: January 1946
Creator: Chapman, G. E. & Zlotowski, E. E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Laboratory Investigation of Icing in the Carburetor and Supercharger Inlet Elbow of an Aircraft Engine 6: Effect of Modifications to Fuel-Spray Nozzle on Icing Characteristics

Description: Report discussing modifications to the spray nozzle to prevent the formation of refrigeration icing in the induction system of an aircraft engine. Two fuel-injection systems, a spinner type and a drilled-inducer type, that prevent the formation of refrigerator icing satisfactorily were created.
Date: January 1946
Creator: Mulholland, Donald R. & Chapman, Gilbert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Investigation of Ice Formation in the Induction System of an Aircraft Engine 1: Ground Tests

Description: "Ground tests were conducted on a twin-engine fighter airplane to study icing of an induction system incorporating an exhaust-driven turbosupercharger. The ground tests were made to determine the disposition of free water in the induction system of the airplane, to determine the charge-air heat rise available from the turbosupercharger, and to correlate actual airplane-test results with those of laboratory tests" (p. 1).
Date: March 1946
Creator: Essex, Henry A.; Zlotowski, Edward D. & Ellisman, Carl
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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