Notes on geared tabs at supersonic speeds

Warren a. Tucker
Jul 1948

By use of the linearized theory, an analysis was made of the two-dimensional, geared, trailing-edge flap-tab combination at supersonic speeds to determine if, as at subsonic speeds, this combination could be used to reduce the hinge moments to extremely small values while retaining a large part of the lift effectiveness of a plain flap having the same ratio of flap chord to wing chord.

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