Investigation of a thin straight wing of aspect ratio 4 by the NACA wing-flow method : lift and pitching-moment characteristics of the wing alone

Rathert, George A , Jr Hanson, Carl M Rolls, L Stewart
naca-rm-a8l20
February 14, 1949


This report presents measurements of the lift and pitching-moment characteristics of a straight wing of aspect ratio 4, taper ratio 0.5, having a symmetrical double-wedge airfoil section with a maximum thickness of 4.4-percent chord. The tests were conducted in the Mach number range 0.51 to 1.20, Reynolds numbers 380,000 to 660,000, by the NACA wing-flow method. The results are compared with theory and with wind-tunnel tests of a similar model. It is indicated that in the Mach number range 0.82 to 1.00 the model surface, profile, and test Reynolds number all would be very important considerations in any attempt to study or predict full-scale characteristics from small-model tests.

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