Free-flight investigation of fullspan, 0.2 chord plain ailerons at high subsonic, transonic, and supersonic speeds to determine some effects of wing sweepback, taper, aspect ratio, and section-thickness ratio

Carl A. Sandahl
Aug 1947

An aerodynamic-control-effectiveness investigation using free-flight rocket-propelled RM-5 test vehicles is being conducted by the Pilotless Aircraft Research Division of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Results have been obtained recently which indicate some of the effects of wing taper, ratio, section-thickness ratio, wing aspect ratio, and sweepback on the rolling effectiveness of plain full-span 0.2-chord sealed ailerons.

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