Evaluation of a fixed spoiler as a gust alleviator

Harry C. Mickleboro
Nov 1948

An investigation was made in the Langley gust tunnel to determine the effectiveness of a fixed spoiler, forwardly located upon the upper surface of a wing, in reducing the loads imposed upon airplanes in flights through gusty air. Flights of an airplane model were made through a sharp-edge and a gradient gust with and without the spoilers attached.

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