THE GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF WINGED GROUND EFFECT MACHINES
PRINCETON UNIV NJ
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Performance and stability advantages were determined for the addition of wings to a ground effect machine. The work is both theoretical and experimental, the later being accomplished both with models and a winged version of the full scale Curtiss-Wright Air Car. Results indicate that substantial gains in both performance and stability are attainable by such a hybrid machine when compared to the pure GEM. For the high speed cruise condition, wings will be found most beneficial if the base loading of the craft is not excessive.
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