Static Stability and Control of Canard Configurations at Mach Numbers from 0.70 to 2.22 - Triangular Wing and Canard with Twin Vertical Tails.
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C
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The static aerodynamic characteristics of a canard airplane configuration having twin vertical stabilizing surfaces are presented. The model consisted of a wing and canard both of triangular plan form and aspect ratio 2 mounted on a Sears-Haack body of fineness ratio 12.5 and two swept and tapered wing-mounted vertical tails of aspect ratio 1.35. Data are presented for Mach numbers from 0.70 to 2.22 and for angles of attack from -6 degrees to 18 degrees at 0 degrees and 5 degrees sideslip. Tests were made with the canard off and with the canard on. Nominal canard deflection angles ranged from 0 degrees to 10 degrees. The Reynolds number was 3.68 times 10 to the 6th power based on the wing mean aerodynamic chord. Selected portions of the data obtained in this investigation are compared with previously published results for the same model having a single vertical tail instead of twin vertical tails. Author