Experimental study of an angle-of-attack vane mounted ahead of the nose of an airplane for use as a sensing device for an acceleration alleviator

Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., Arthur Assadourian
naca-tn-2415
Jul 1951


An investigation was made to determine the ability of a vane mounted ahead of the nose of an airplane to give an indication of the average angle of attack over the entire wing span during flight through rough air. These tests were performed to determine the suitability of such a vane as a sensing devise for an acceleration alleviator.

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