Test Data on the Transonic Aerodynamic Characteristics of Close Coupled Canards with Varying Position and Deflection Relative to a 25 deg Swept Wing,
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD AVIATIO N AND SURFACE EFFECTS DEPT
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The use of close-coupled canards to improve the flight characteristics of fighter and attack aircraft is currently being proposed. This report presents test data on the effect of such canards on a 25 deg leading edge sweep wing mounted low on a generalized body. The parameters investigated were canard deflection and position with the aircraft configured with and without a horizontal tail.
- Fluid Mechanics