Experimental investigation of the static aerodynamic and dynamic damping-in-roll characteristics of an 8-cm aircraft rocket with solid and slotted fins

Robert S. Chubb
naca-rm-a52c04
Jun 1952


The static aerodynamic and dynamic damping-in-roll characteristics of an 8-cm aircraft rocket having cruciform fins of trapezoidal plan form were determined experimentally at various Mach numbers ranging from 0.6 to 1.9. The stabilizing fins of the rocket are of unusual design in that two holes are cut through each fin panel; the effects of these holes or slots were investigated by testing with both solid and slotted fins.

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