An investigation of the experimental aerodynamic loading on a model helicopter rotor blade

John R. Meyer, Gaetano Falabella, Jr.
naca-tn-2953
May 1953


Pressure distributions were measured on a model helicopter rotor blade under hovering and simulated forward-flight conditions. Pressures were recorded at advance rations of 0.10, 0.22, 0.30, 0.45, 0.60, 0.80, and 1.0 for a lifting rotor having a flapping-hinge offset of 13 percent.

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