Airfoil Section, Langley

Airfoil Section, Langley

     

Wing models with curved (cambered) airfoil sections tested by Samuel Langley on a whirling arm at the Smithsonian Institution, circa 1893.

Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution to the United States National Museum.

Physical Description:
Airfoil section, possibly used on Langley whirling arm. Round base has male fitting. Appears to be companion piece to catalog number A19820676000.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Smithsonian Institution

Date
1887-1903

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
MODELS-Wind Tunnel

Materials
Wood.
Dimensions
Rotor/Propeller: 22.9 x 4.4 x 3.8cm (9 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

Wing models with curved (cambered) airfoil sections tested by Samuel Langley on a whirling arm at the Smithsonian Institution, circa 1893.

Transferred from the Smithsonian Institution to the United States National Museum.

Physical Description:
Airfoil section, possibly used on Langley whirling arm. Round base has male fitting. Appears to be companion piece to catalog number A19820676000.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Smithsonian Institution

Date
1887-1903

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
Boeing Aviation Hangar

Type
MODELS-Wind Tunnel

Materials
Wood.
Dimensions
Rotor/Propeller: 22.9 x 4.4 x 3.8cm (9 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

ID: A19820677000