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Research in the U.S.A.: A Review of the Work Done during the Past Year by the N.A.C.A.

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 1932

Abstract

DURING the past year the construction of the full‐scale wind tunnel and of the seaplane channel were completed. The new wind tunnel has an oval‐shaped throat, 60 ft. by 30 ft., which permits the testing of full‐size aeroplanes. This tunnel was placed in operation during the sixth annual aircraft engineering research conference on May 27, 1931. Since then studies have been made of the flow conditions and several tests on full‐size aeroplanes have been made. The tests made thus far have indicated that the operation of the tunnel will be satisfactory and that it will prove to be a valuable tool for studying the characteristics of full‐size aeroplanes.

Citation

(1932), "Research in the U.S.A.: A Review of the Work Done during the Past Year by the N.A.C.A.", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 102-104. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029537

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