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Exploratory study of the effects of wing-leading-edge modifications on the stall/spin behavior of a light general aviation airplaneConfigurations with full-span and segmented leading-edge flaps and full-span and segmented leading-edge droop were tested. Studies were conducted with wind-tunnel models, with an outdoor radio-controlled model, and with a full-scale airplane. Results show that wing-leading-edge modifications can produce large effects on stall/spin characteristics, particularly on spin resistance. One outboard wing-leading-edge modification tested significantly improved lateral stability at stall, spin resistance, and developed spin characteristics.
Document ID
19800004771
Document Type
Technical Publication (TP)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1979
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TP-1589
L-13143
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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