Investigation of the influence of fuselage and tail surfaces on low-speed static stability and rolling characteristics of a swept-wing model

John D. Bird, Jacob H. Lichtenstein, Byron M. Jaquet
Jul 1952

Results are presented of a wind-tunnel investigation to determine influence of the fuselage and tail on static stability and rotary derivatives in roll of a model having 45 degrees sweptback wing and tail surfaces. The wing alone and the model without the horizontal tail showed marginal longitudinal stability near maximum lift. The longitudinal stability of the complete model was satisfactory. The vertical tail produced larger increments of rate of change of lateral-force and yawing-moment coefficients with wing-tip helix angle than the fuselage or the horizontal tail.

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