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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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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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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
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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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Pressure-Distribution Measurements of a Model of a Davis Wing Section with Fowler Flap Submitted by Consolidated Aircraft Corporation

Description: Wing pressure distribution diagrams for several angles of attack and flap deflections of 0 degrees, 20 degrees, and 40 degrees are presented. The normal force coefficients agree with lift coefficients obtained in previous test of the same model, except for the maximum lifts with flap deflection. Pressure distribution measurements were made at Reynolds Number of about 6,000,000.
Date: January 1942
Creator: Abbott, Ira H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pressure-distribution measurements of two airfoil models with Fowler flaps submitted by Consolidated Aircraft Corporation as alternative wing sections of the XB-32 airplane

Description: Report presenting pressure distribution measurements on two 24-inch chord models equipped with Fowler flaps in the two-dimensional low-turbulence pressure tunnel. Results regarding pressure-distribution diagrams and normal-force and moment coefficients are provided.
Date: January 1942
Creator: Abbott, Ira H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Pressure-Distribution Measurements of a Low-Drag Airfoil With Slotted Flap Submitted by Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Description: "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" (p. 1).
Date: December 1941
Creator: Abbott, Ira H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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
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Flutter tests of B-34 fin-rudder-tab system

Description: From Summary: "Tests on the B-34 fin-rudder-tab assembly were performed in the NACA 8-foot high-speed tunnel. Two cases of tab flutter were studied. It was shown conclusively that the frequency of the original or heavy tab was too low and caused coupling with one of the lower bending frequencies. A general conclusion was made that the tab frequency should be considerably higher than the lower modes of the fin-rudder assembly because there is generally a weaker coupling between the tab and the higher mode responses."
Date: September 1944
Creator: Theodorsen, Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The High-Speed Characteristics of Several Flaps and Spoilers on the Upper Surface of the Horizontal Stabilizer of a Model of a Radial-Engine Pursuit Airplane

Description: Report discussing an investigation into several types and sizes of flaps and spoilers located forward of the elevators on the upper surface of the horizontal stabilizer of a model of a radial-engine pursuit airplane. Information about the elevator characteristics, elevator-fixed and elevator-free balance lift coefficient, and trim drag coefficient for a range of Mach numbers is provided.
Date: January 21, 1946
Creator: Boddy, Lee E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Flight tests of various tail modifications on the Brewster XSBA-1 airplane 3: measurements of flying qualities with tail configuration 3

Description: Report presenting a series of tests on the Brewster XSBA-1 airplane to determine the effects of various tail modifications. Some of the modifications include variations of the chord of the elevator and rudder while the span and total area of the surfaces are kept constant and variations of the total area of the vertical tail surface. Results regarding the longitudinal stability and control and lateral stability and control are provided.
Date: July 1944
Creator: Crane, H. L. & Reeder, J. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Wind-tunnel investigation of an NACA 23012 airfoil with a 30 percent chord Maxwell slate and with trailing-edge flaps

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 7- by 10-foot wind tunnel of an NACA 23012 airfoil with a 30 percent-chord Maxwell leading-edge slat and a slotted and a split flap. The main purpose was to determine the optimum slot cap of the Maxwell slat for, and the aerodynamic section characteristics of, the airfoil with several deflections for both types of flaps. Curves of lift, drag, and pitching-moment characteristics for optimum arrangements are provided.
Date: June 1941
Creator: Lowry, John G. & McKee, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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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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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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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
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Drag measurements at high Reynolds numbers of a 100-inch-chord NACA 23016 practical construction wing section submitted by Chance Vought Aircraft Company

Description: Report presenting drag measurements in the two-dimensional low-turbulence tunnel of an available 100-inch-chord model of the NACA 23016 wing section. Results regarding the curves of section drag coefficient plotted against Reynolds number for various surface conditions and lift coefficients, variation of drag coefficient with lift coefficient, and effects of skin friction are provided.
Date: June 1944
Creator: von Doenhoff, Albert E. & Nuber, Robert J.
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Vibration Surveys of the P-40 Rudder and Fin-Rudder Assembly

Description: "The following surveys on the vibration response of the P-40 rudder and fin-rudder assembly were conducted during the fall of 1942 for the purpose of obtaining information on the flutter characteristics of high-speed airplanes of known performance. The tests on the rudder alone were made with the rudder suspended in a floating condition; the tests on the fin-rudder unit were made with the fin rigidly fastened to a concrete base" (p. 1). A variety of figures and diagrams for the assembly are provided.
Date: April 1943
Creator: Theodorsen, Theodore & Regier, Arthur A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Flight Tests of a Rudder With a Spring Tab on an F6F-3 Airplane (BuAer No.04776)

Description: Report discussing testing on an F6F-3 with a spring-tab rudder to determine the directional stability and control characteristics. Using the spring-tab rudder was found to result in lower trim-force change with speed and lower pedal forces in sideslips than the original rudder. Pilots were found to prefer the maneuverability of this configuration.
Date: March 1945
Creator: Williams, Walter C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preliminary Vibration and Flutter Studies on P-47 Tail

Description: Report presenting a report illustrated by photographs and vibration records on the failure of the P-47 rudder in the high-speed tunnel at a true speed of 468 miles per hour and a density corresponding to 9000 feet altitude. The fin-rudder unit was tested as being at least representative of the tail design of the P-47 airplane.
Date: August 1943
Creator: Theodorsen, Theodore
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Vibration Surveys of the P-47-B Rudder and Fin-Rudder Assembly

Description: Report presenting a study of the flutter characteristics of the P-47 tail assembly, which included replacing the original fabric-covered rudder with a metal-covered rudder and reinforcing the fin. Figures are provided for different configurations and the cycles per second under the same conditions are provided.
Date: April 1943
Creator: Theodorsen, Theodore & Regier, Arthur A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Flight Investigation of Modifications to Improve the Elevator Control-Force Characteristics of the Curtiss SB2C-1C Airplane in Maneuvers

Description: Report discussing tests on three sets of elevators with various combinations of section contour, balancing tabs, bobweights, and control-system mechanical advantage on an SB2C-1C airplane. Effects on maneuvering stability, a comparison of production elevators and recommended arrangement, and internal elevator pressures are described.
Date: April 1945
Creator: White, Maurice D. & Reeder, John P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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