Flight measurements of aerodynamic loads on the horizontal tail surface of a fighter-type airplane

John B. Garvin
naca-tn-1483
Nov 1947


A comprehensive investigation was conducted to determine the loads applied to the horizontal tail surface of a fighter-type airplane in maneuvering flight. Differential -pressure-distribution methods were employed to obtain the values of load. Loads were measured at equivalent airspeeds ranging from 125 to 380 miles per hour and at accelerations up to 6g.

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