Wind-tunnel investigation of an armed mini remotely piloted vehicle
- Phelps, A. E., III
- Sep 1, 1979.
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- A wind tunnel investigation of a full scale remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) armed with rocket launchers was conducted. The model had unacceptable longitudinal stability characteristics at negative angles of attack in the original design configuration. The addition of a pair of fins mounted in a V arrangement on the propeller shroud resulted in a configuration with acceptable longitudinal stability characteristics. The addition of wing mounted external stores to the modified configuration resulted in a slight reduction in the longitudinal stability. The lateral directional characteristics of the model were generally good, but the model had low directional stability at low angles of attack. Aerodynamic control power was very strong around all three axes.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19790022980.
Accession ID: 79N31151.
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