Fred A. Demele, K. Harmon Powell
An investigation has been made to determine the effects of an inverse-taper leading-edge flap on the drag and on the static-longitudinal characteristics of a swept-wing-body combination. The wing had 45 degrees of leading-edge sweepback, an aspect ratio of 3, a taper ratio of 0.4, and no camber or twist. However, with the flap deflected, the wing had a camber and twist distribution similar to that resulting from the incorporation of conical camber in the forward portion of a plane wing.
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