Investigation at low speeds of deflectors and spoilers as gust alleviators on a model of the Bell X-5 airplane with 35 degree swept wings and on a high-aspect-ratio 35 degree swept-wing-fuselage model

Delwin R. Croom, Jarrett K. Huffman
naca-tn-4057
Jun 1957


Results of an investigation at low speeds to determine the gust-alleviation capabilities (reduction in lift-curve slope) of spoilers and deflectors on a 35 degree swept-wing model of high aspect ratio and on a 1/4-scale model of the X-5 airplane with 35 degree swept wings indicate that deflector and spoiler-deflector types of controls can be designed to provide considerable gust alleviation for a swept-wing airplane while still maintaining stability and control.

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