Accession Number : AD0286318

Title :   OVERLAND AIR-CUSHION VEHICLE STABILITY AND CONTROL WIND TUNNEL EXPERIMENTS

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : PHILCO NEWPORT BEACH CA AERONUTRONIC DIV

Personal Author(s) : CARMICHAEL, B H ; MCNAY, D E

PDF Url : AD0286318

Report Date : 10 Nov 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : The static stability in pitch, roll, and yaw of a generalized annular jet GEM has been determined in hover and forward flight at ratios of h/d exceeding 0.1, the normal stability limit. The effects of modifications to the basic configuration, including full and partial skirting, were determined. In addition to stability data, control forces and some performance and pressure distribution data were obtained.

Descriptors :   *FLYING PLATFORMS, *GROUND EFFECT, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, AIRFRAMES, ANNULAR NOZZLES, CONTROL SYSTEMS, DUCTED FANS, GROUND EFFECT MACHINES, MODEL TESTS, PRESSURE, ROLL, SHROUDED PROPELLERS, WIND TUNNEL MODELS, YAW

Subject Categories : Research and Experimental Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE