The effect of a flap and ailerons on the N.A.C.A. M-6 airfoil section

Higgins, George J Jacobs, Eastman N

This report contains the results obtained at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory on an N. A. C. A. M-6 airfoil, fitted with a flap and ailerons, and tested in the variable density wind tunnel at a density of 20 atmospheres. Airfoil characteristics are given for the model up to 48 degree angle of attack with the flap set at various angles, and also with the ailerons set at similar angles. The approximate lift distribution and the center of pressure variation along the span are determined with the model at 18 degree angle of attack and with the ailerons displaced at 20 degrees. Approximate rolling moment and yawing moment coefficients are determined for the various aileron settings. A comparison of the calculated angles of zero lift and the calculated lift and moment coefficiencies with those observed is given in the appendix.

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