Investigation of effectiveness of a wing equipped with a 50-percent-chord sliding flap, a 30-percent-chord slotted flap, and a 30-percent-chord slat in deflecting propeller slipstreams downward for vertical take-off

Kuhn, Richard E
naca-tn-3919
1957


Results are presented of an investigation of the effectiveness of a wing equipped with a 50-percent-chord sliding flap and a 30-percent-chord slotted flap in deflecting a propeller slipstream downward for vertical take-off. Tests were conducted at zero forward speed in a large room and included the effects of flap deflection, proximity to the ground, a leading-edge slat, and end plates. A turning angle of about 70 degrees and a resultant force of about 100 percent of the thrust were achieved near the ground. Out of the ground-effect region, the turning angle was also about 70 degrees but the resultant force was reduced to about 86 percent of the thrust.

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