The effect of tip shields on a horizontal tail surface

Paul V. Dronin, Earl I. Ramsden, George J. Higgins
naca-tn-295
Aug 1928


A series of experiments made in the wind tunnel of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aeronautics, New York University, on the effect of tip shields on a horizontal tail surface are described and discussed. It was found that some aerodynamic gain can be obtained by the use of tip shields though it is considered doubtful whether their use would be practical.

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