Accession Number : AD0895054

Title :   Trials of the Hendy Test Craft with Manual Control, Tail Foil Configuration.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : HYDROFOIL CORP ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Kohler, H. L.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A series of experiments were run utilizing full manual control of foils in the following configuration: (1) Main foil fixed at 3 degrees incidence, ailerons independently controlled by means of foot pedals; (2) Tail foil incidence joystick controlled; (3) Manual rudder control (stbd. lever); (4) Manual throttle control (port lever); A total of 22-1/4 hours of actual test running was accumulated, during which time successive changes in the control system were made in an effort to obtain satisfactorily stable flight, i.e., hull continuously clear of water surface, foil supported.

Descriptors :   (*HYDROFOIL CRAFT, CONTROL), (*HYDROFOILS, HYDRODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS), SHIP HULLS, GLASS TEXTILES, PLASTICS, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, AILERONS, MOTION, MARINE RUDDERS, MARINE SURFACE PROPULSION, STABILITY, STABILIZATION SYSTEMS, STEERING, THROTTLING, OPERATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING).

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE