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NACA RM L6J25 Rudder Tests

NACA RM L6J25 Rudder Tests

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3
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NATIONAL
ADVISORY
COMMITTEE
FOR
AERONAUTICS
WASHINGTON
UNAVAILABLE
 
2
NACA,
RM
no.
L6J25
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occurred
at
25,000
feet altitude was
not
attributed
to
the charac-teristics
of
the horn-balanced
rudder
because
the
rudder
returned
to neutraland
remained
there
Wing
the
oscillatim.
At
the
request
d
he
Air
Materiel
Cananand,
Axmy
Air
Forces,
flfght
tests were conducted
an
a
P-5lD-20-XA
(AAF
No.
44-63826)
airplane
equipped
with
ahorn-balmce'd ruclder.
Ths
rudder
was
fitted
with
an
unbalancing
kb
s
was
the
original productfanrudder. Tests
were
made
bothwith
the
unbalmc5ng
tab
fn
operation
and
with
the
unbalancing
tab
locked.
The
modification to theoriginal vertical
tail
consisted
of
removing
the cap
from
the top
of
the
fin
and
add-
1.91
square
feet
of
mea
to
the
rudder asthe
horn
balance
and
0.82
square
foot
of
area
to
the top of
the
rudder
aft
of
the
hingeline
.
A
canparison
of the
directicmal
stability
and
control charac-teristics
of
the
P-5D
airplane
with
three different vertical-tailconfigurations
-
the
horn
balance.origjnalproduction,
and
extend&
tail
(with
unbalancing
ta0
lockedj.
conf'Qurations
are
presentedherein.
The
tests
of
the
horn-balanced
rudder
were
conducted
at
the
Lw~g
aboratory
in
1945.
The
testa of
the
ariginal-ta$l
canfiguration were pre~iot~sly
onducted
at
the
Ams
AeronauticalLaboratory roference
1)
Testa of
theextended-tailconfiguration
were
cmducted
at
the
Langley
Laboratory
and
am
eported
In
reference
2.
The
P-51D-20-MA
airplane
i8
a
eingle-place;
low
wing,
fighter-
type
monoplane.
A
three-view
drawing
af
the
airplane
as
tested
is
shown
in
figure
1,
A
side
view
of
the
airplane
le
shown
in
figure
2.
Figures
3
and
4
show
the
cmparieon between
the
original
production,extended
tail
and
horn-balanced
rudder
configurations
tested.
Figure
5
is
a
drawing
comparing
the
rudders
ai?
the
three
airplanes.
General
Spocificatfon
and
Dimensicme
Engine
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