Floating characteristics of a plain and a horn-balanced rudder at spinning attitudes as determined from rotary tests on a model of a typical low-wing personal-owner airplane

William Bihrle, Jr.
naca-tn-2359
May 1951


An investigation was conducted to determine the floating characteristics of full-length plain and horn-balanced rudders during rotary tests at spinning attitudes on a one-sixth-scale model of a typical low-wing personal-owner airplane. The investigation also included the determination of the effects of the horizontal tail and the wing on the rudder floating characteristics.

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