Tank tests of auxiliary vanes as a substitute for planing area

Parkinson, John B
February 1934

The results of towing tests made on two models at the request of the Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy Department, are presented. The first model represents the hull of the U.S. Navy PN-8 flying boat, in which the sponsors of the original hull are removed and auxiliary lifting vanes are fitted at the chines immediately forward of the main step. The tests showed that the altered form gave a large increase in hump resistance and a very undesirable spray formation through a large part of the speed range.

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