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3 edition of KC-135 Winglet Program Review found in the catalog.

KC-135 Winglet Program Review

KC-135 Winglet Program Review

proceedings of a symposium held at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, September 16, 1981.

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Airplanes -- Wings.,
  • Wind tunnels.,
  • Aerofoils.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesNASA conference publication -- 2211
    ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17081277M

    The back of America's KC Stratotankers and KC Extenders feature panoramic windows that would give Willy Wonka's flying glass elevator a run for his money. Hooking Up Is Hard To Do: Crazy.   The KC Stratotanker, produced between the years of and , was a derivative of Boeing's test bed aircraft, the From this early test aircraft, both the KC and were derived which is why the KC has a strong resemblance to the , though the tanker was smaller and lighter.

    The mainstay of the U.S. Air Force’s strategic aerial refueling fleet, the KC Stratotanker is a military version of the s-era commercial passenger jet. The Air Force inventory of Location: Wichita, KS Project Category: Machine Engineering and Design. The KC Inboard Aileron is another project perfectly suited to the capabilities of D-J Engineering. Approximately unique detail parts utilize a wide range of in-house manufacturing capabilities including the brake press, bladder press, draw forming, extrusion forming, heat treatment and CNC machining. 37 sub.

      I found a mention of a KC SOAR cockpit upgrade it's for the Nav to assist with the low level stuff. This is a really interesting paper written by a dual qualified KC pilot and nav at Air Command and Staff College in about the feasibility and possible future use of low level refueling in the KC in actual operations. It finds that refueling between , feet in the. The Boeing KC, C, RC, EC Pitot Tube Covers, made of Naugahyde vinyl, are designed to cover the entire pitot assembly. Slipping on over the tube, the cover tightens around the base with a special Velcro strap detail. A "remove before flight" streamer is attached to the cover.


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Get this from a library. KC Winglet Program Review: proceedings of a symposium held at Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, Septem [United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch.;]. Dryden used a KC, the military variant of theto aid the CAA in these tests.

In the 's, a KC was used in support of the Space Shuttle program. Since the Shuttle was to be launched from Florida, researchers wanted to test the effect of rain on the sensitive thermal tiles.

The KC winglet flight program has shown the following results to date: the wind-tunnel-predicted 7-percent drag confirmed, the wing KC-135 Winglet Program Review book winglet wind-tunnel and flight pressure distributions show good agreement, theFile Size: KB.

Whitcomb, who had previously developed the area rule concept and the supercritical wing, selected the best winglet shape for flight tests on a KC tanker. When the tests were completed, the data showed that the winglets provided a 7 percent improvement in range over the standard KC Administration (NASA)/Air Force program was conducted to evaluate the benefits that could be achieved from retrofitting winglets on the KC aircraft.

The wind tunnel test indicated that winglets would reduce KC aircraft drag by percent, 5 and flight tests with a KC modified with winglets indicated substantial benefits. The study. During the s, the focus at Dryden shifted from high-speed and high-altitude flight to incremental improvements in technology and aircraft efficiency.

One manifestation of this trend occurred in the winglet flight research carried out on a KC during and Cited by: 1. NASA,“KC winglet program review,” NASA Conference PublicationJanuary. Page 52 Share Cite Suggested Citation: "3 Previous Analyses and. (kcwinglet-il) KC Winglet (supercritical Whitcomb) Boeing KC winglet airfoil designed by Richard T.

Whitcomb Max thickness 8% at 40% chord. Max camber % at 65% chord Source UIUC Airfoil Coordinates Database Source dat file The dat file is in Selig format. installation of winglets on KC and C transport aircraft. The winglet flight test program brought together NASA, the U.S.

Air Force, and Boeing, which began the effort with configuration studies and contractual work to design and manufacture the test articles which measured 9 feet high and 6 feet across at the base.

Wind tunnel studies. In andDryden was involved with general aviation research with the KC A special wingtip "winglet", developed by Richard Whitcomb of Langley Research Center, was tested on the jet. The study found the KC and KC aircraft to be the best candidates because winglets have been proven to reduce drag when used on.

More than a simple KC book, this is probably the best single book I've encountered devoted to a single aircraft, let alone the KC I flew the KC from toso I think I am pretty familiar with the aircraft, but even picking a section at random and reading I invariably learned things I didn't know - it is hard to imagine a /5(37).

Aeronautics and Space Administration released the KC Winglet Program Review on the incorporation of winglets for KC aerial refueling aircraft. However, the Air Force concluded that the cost of adding winglets to the KC did not provide sufficient payback in fuel savings or increased range to justify modification.

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A KC Stratotanker sits on the flightline at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan. Ground crews will have to de-ice the tanker before it can take off on a refueling mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Paul Clifford) PHOTO DETAILS / DOWNLOAD HI-RES 3 of 5.

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Inwhen the first KC — nicknamed "The City of Renton" — rolled out of the plant, it shared the Renton tarmac with the last KC, providing a vivid picture of The Boeing Company's complete conversion to jet power.

The Boeing KC Stratotanker is a military aerial refueling aircraft. Both the KC and the Boeing airliner were developed from the Boeing prototype.

It is the predominant variant of the C Stratolifter family of transport aircraft. The KC was the US Air Force's first jet-powered refueling tanker and replaced the KC Stratofreighter. Boeing KC Stratotanker Airplane Videos and Airplane Pictures - O Airplane Videos and Growing!

Living Warbirds is your largest aircraft and aviation resource. From World War I and World War II airplanes to the fastest fighter jets, you'll find detailed aircraft information about WW1, WW2, and post-war airplanes; WWI, WWII military aircraft video; and so much more!KC Stratotanker Jet Aircraft Vintage Photo Ariel Refueling Tanker Jet Aircraft KC Stratotanker, besides being used extensively in its primary role as an inflight aircraft refueler, has assisted in several projects at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California.

In andDryden was asked by what was then the Civil Aeronautics Administration (later absorbed into Brand: Zazzle.The Aircraft The KC was the US Air Force's first jet refueling aircraft, replacing the KC The was developed from the same prototype as thebut has much more in common with the Model The entered service with the USAF in The last KC was delivered in The KCE was an interim between the KCA and R.