A comparison of the lateral controllability with flap and plug ailerons on a sweptback-wing model

Powell M. Lovell, Jr., Paul P. Stassi
May 1950

An investigation has been conducted to compare the dynamic lateral control characteristics provided by step plug ailerons with those provided by conventional flap ailerons on a sweptback-wing model. The model used had a 38 degree sweptback wing with an aspect ratio of 3 and a taper ratio of 0.5.

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