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KC-135 Winglet Program ReviewThe results of a joint NASA/USAF program to develop flight test winglets on a KC-135 aircraft are reviewed. The winglet development from concept through wind tunnel and flight tests is discussed. Predicted, wind tunnel, and flight test results are compared for the performance, loads and flutter characteristics of the winglets. The flight test winglets had a variable winglet cant and incidence angle capability which enabled a limited evaluation of the effects of these geometry changes.
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Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1982
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Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.55:2211
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 534-02-14
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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