Accession Number:

AD0763365

Title:

Surface Effect Take-Off and Landing System (SETOLS) Subsonic Static Stability Out of Ground Effect

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD AVIATION AND SURFACE EFFECTS DEPT

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The effect of a deployed air cushion landing gear on the stability of a high performance aircraft was studied at the Naval Ship Research and Development Centers 8 x 10 foot subsonic wind tunnel. Air cushion designs submitted by Bell Aerospace Corporation and Boeing were fitted to a ten percent scale A-4E and air cushions designed by Goodyear two configurations, San Diego Aircraft Engineering Incorporated SANDAIRE, and Bell were fitted to a ten percent scale F-8C. The effects of the air cushion landing gear ranged from minor destabilization, to very detrimental destabilization on both aircraft in the landing approach configuration.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE