Flight tests of a model of a high-wing transport vertical-take-off airplane with tilting wing and propellers and with jet controls at the rear of the fuselage for pitch and yaw control

Lovell, Powell M , Jr Parlett, Lysle P
naca-tn-3912
March 1957


An investigation of the stability and control of a high-wing transport vertical-take-off airplane with four engines during constant-altitude transitions from hovering to normal forward flight was conducted with a remotely controlled free-flight model. The model had four propellers distributed along the wing with the thrust axes in the wing chord plane. The wing could be rotated to 90 degrees incidence so that the propeller thrust axes were vertical for hovering flight. An air jet at the rear of the fuselage provided pitch and yaw control for hovering and low-speed flight.

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