FULL SCALE WIND TUNNEL TEST REPORT
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO CINCINNATI OH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS DEPT
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The test program included aerodynamic, thermodynamic and mechanical evaluation of the complete flight type aircraft system at flight speeds equivalent to hover up through 100 knots in both the conventional and fan power modes of flight. The report summarizes the more important aerodynamic performance obtained during the test program. The data are presented graphically in coefficient form to provide a consistent basis of comparison. The aerodynamic results obtained during these tests may be summarized by saying that the aircraft, as designed and tested, has adequate control power, lift, horizontal thrust and static stability to permit safe transitional flight between a hover lift-off and conversion to the jet mode of flight. The results of this wind tunnel test program have proven to be a valuable asset during conduct of the flight test program. Using these data, predictions of aircraft performance have been verified by actual measured flight data.
- Research and Experimental Aircraft
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods