Accession Number:

ADA279922

Title:

Wind Tunnel Tests of a 42 Inch Diameter Self-Starting Autogyro Rotor

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The autogyro is being investigated for potential use as a small unmanned air vehicle for Navy electronic warfare missions. This paper presents wind tunnel test results for a 42 inch diameter unpowered rotor with coupling between feathering and flapping that allows for self-starting from a vertical descent. Aerodynamic performance is given for several blade pitch angles and angles of attack. Autogyro, Rotor, Rotary-wing

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE