Airfoil Section, Langley

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

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

Materials

Silk; Unidentified wood; Steel

Dimensions

  • Storage: 76.2 x 39.1 x 22.2cm (30 x 15 3/8 x 8 3/4 in.)
  • 3-D (1): 61.6 x 25.1 x 16.5cm (24 1/4 x 9 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.)
  • 3-D (2): 8.3 x 1cm (3 1/4 x 3/8 in.)
  • 3-D (3): 14.6 x 12.1 x 15.7cm (5 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 6 3/16 in.)
  • 3-D (4): 17.8 x 10.8 x 2.4cm (7 x 4 1/4 x 15/16 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

1887-1903

Physical Description

Airfoil section used on Langley whirling arm. Parabolic curve with high point 1 3/4 inches back of leading edge and maximum depth of curvature 15/16 inches.

Type

MODELS-Wind Tunnel

Inventory Number

A19820737000