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Leading Edge High Lift Devices for Agricultural Aircraft
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1981 by SAE International in United States
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This paper covers the results of a series of analytic and test programs on the installation of fixed leading-edge slats to standard agricultural aircraft. The results show that very considerable improvements in performance and safety are possible with relatively simple slat configurations. So-called “thin” single-surface slats were found to perform as well as more complex conventional slats for this particular application. The “thin” slats have a number of advantages in cost and weight, and in their ability to be retrofitted to existing aircraft.
The application of “thin” slat technology - both fixed and automatic - to a broader range of general aviation aircraft would seem to have a great deal of merit for improving safety and performance.
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CitationBergey, K., "Leading Edge High Lift Devices for Agricultural Aircraft," SAE Technical Paper 810608, 1981, https://doi.org/10.4271/810608.
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