Validation of the Wright-Patterson Vertical Wind Tunnel.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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A spin capability evaluation of the Wright-Patterson vertical wind tunnel was completed using a model of the Bell X-5. The X-5 model was previously spin tested in the NASA vertical wind tunnel at Langley AFB, Va. The study compared results obtained at the NASA-Langley vertical wind tunnel with the test results obtained at the Wright-Patterson vertical wind tunnel. The Langley results were used as the basis for this evaluation. Information was available on spin characteristics of the model with respect to various control surface configurations and recovery attempts using control deflections. The spin tests revealed a stable equilibrium spin and recovery, where applicable, could be established and observed for each corresponding stable equilibrium spin and recovery that was observed at Langley. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods