Accession Number : AD0884954

Title :   USAF Limited Flying Qualities Evaluation of an F-4E with Fixed Leading Edge Slats.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Rutan, Elbert L. ; Powell, Cecil W. ; Sorensen, Bennett L.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : A limited series of stability tests were conducted by a USAF team on an F-4E equipped with fixed wing leading edge slats and an over-balanced longitudinal control system. The purpose was to evaluate the status of longitudinal stability deficiencies reported during an earlier F-4 slat evaluation. The deficiencies were found to be corrected to the extent that the Agile Eagle II configuration is now satisfactory for the mission of the F-4E. Development of the movable slats configuration should be continued. Further investigation of stall warnings and stall characteristics should be accomplished by USAF with the mechanized slats configuration.

Descriptors :   (*JET FIGHTERS, FLIGHT TESTING), (*CONTROL SURFACES, LEADING EDGES), TRANSONIC AIRFOILS, PITCH(MOTION), LEADING EDGE FLAPS, TAKEOFF, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, STALLING, MANEUVERABILITY, STABILITY, TRANSONIC FLIGHT, ROLL, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, WINGS, LOADS(FORCES), LIFT, ANGLE OF ATTACK.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE