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Summary of spin technology as related to light general-aviation airplanes
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Author and Affiliation:
Bowman, J. S., Jr.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: A summary was made of all NASA (and NACA) research and experience related to the spin and recovery characteristics of light personal-owner-type general-aviation airplanes. Very little of the research deals with light general-aviation airplanes as such, but many of the airplanes and models tested before and during World War II were similar to present-day light general-aviation airplanes with regard to the factors that are important in spinning. The material is based mainly on the results of spin-tunnel tests of free-spinning dynamically scaled models of about 100 different airplane designs and, whenever possible, includes correlation with full-scale spin tests. The research results are discussed in terms of airplane design considerations and the proper use of controls for recovery.
Publication Date: Dec 01, 1971
Document ID:
19720005341
(Acquired Nov 22, 1995)
Accession Number: 72N12990
Subject Category: AIRCRAFT
Report/Patent Number: NASA-TN-D-6575, L-7952
Document Type: Technical Report
Publisher Information: Washington, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: RTOP 136-62-02-03
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 34p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT; MANEUVERABILITY; SPIN; AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE; FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS; LIGHT AIRCRAFT; WIND TUNNEL MODELS
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