Hydrodynamic and aerodynamic tests of four models of outboard floats : (N.A.C.A. models 51-A, 51-B, 51-C, and 51-D)

Dawson, John R Hartman, Edwin P
naca-tn-678
December 1938


Four models of outboard floats (N.A.C.A. models 51-A, 51-B, 51-C, and 51-D) were tested in the N.A.C.A. tank to determine their hydrodynamic characteristics and in the 20-foot wind tunnel to determine their aerodynamic drag. The results of the tests, together with comparisons of them, are presented in the form of charts. From the comparisons, the order of merit of the models is estimated for each factor considered. The best compromise between the various factors seems to be given by model 51-D. This model is the only one in the series with a transverse step.

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