Static test of the Curtiss XO-1 observation airplane (airplane section report)
Weaver, D. B.
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DescriptionThis static test was conducted for the purpose of determining the structural strength of the Curtiss XO-1 airplane submitted during the contest for corp-observation airplanes, December 1924, and purchased on contract No. 727. Tests included: wing cellule tests; leading edge static tests; ailerons tests; stabilizer and elevator tests; rudder and fin tests; landing chassis tests; fuel tank release mechanism tests; fuselage tests; tail skid impact tests. Results of the tests are reported, along with design recommendations based on those results.
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Weaver, Edgar R.