Drag of prestone and oil radiators on the YO-31A airplane

Defrance, S J
naca-tn-549
December 1935


At the request of the Army Air Corps tests were conducted on a mock-up of the YO-31A airplane to determine the drag of the prestone and oil radiators. The drag of the airplane was determined with both radiators exposed on the lower surface of the fuselage; with each radiator exposed; and with no radiators. The results show that at 120 m.p.h the oil radiator accounted for 2.8 percent of the drag of the complete airplane; the prestone radiator 8.3 percent; and both radiators together, 11.8 percent.

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