Static longitudinal and lateral stability characteristics at low speed of 60 degree sweptback-midwing models having wings with an aspect ratio of 2, 4, or 6

Walter D. Wolhart, David F. Thomas
naca-tn-4397
SEP 1958


A systematic investigation was performed in the Langley stability tunnel to determine the static longitudinal and lateral stability characteristics at low speed of a series of 60 degree sweptback -midwing models having wings with an aspect ratio of 2, 4, or 6. Although both static longitudinal and lateral stability data are presented, emphasis has been placed on the contribution of the various components and combinations of components to directional stability at high angles of attack. Also included are some comparisons with the directional stability characteristics of similar unswept- and 45 degree sweptback-wing configurations.

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