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Summary of spin technology as related to light general-aviation airplanesA 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.
Document ID
19720005341
Document Type
Other - NASA Technical Note (TN)
Authors
Bowman, J. S., Jr. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1971
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TN-D-6575
L-7952
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 136-62-02-03
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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