Aerodynamic Characteristics of the Close-Coupled Canard as Applied to Low-to-Moderate Swept Wings. Volume 1. General Trends
Final rept. 1970-1974
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD AVIATION AND SURFACE EFFECTS DEPT
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A summary of the general findings of close-coupled canard research at David W. Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center is presented. These findings are based on a series of wind-tunnel evaluations utilizing an aircraft research model having wings of either 25- or 50-degree leading edge sweep. Discussed is the effect of canard placement on lift, drag, and pitching moment and the location of optimum position for canards of different planform. In addition, the effects of canard-wing interference, canard deflection, size, and Mach number are described.
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