Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: NACA Cowling #10

Title: 
NACA Cowling #10
Full Description: 
Drag can present a major problem for aircraft and many of Langley's early research was focused upon reducing aircraft drag. One method was to place a cowling or covering over the engine cylinder heads, much like the hood over the engine of a car. By the end of September 1928, tests of cowling #10 in the PRT showed a dramatic reduction in drag.
Date: 
09/01/1928
NASA Center: 
Langley Research Center
Subject Category: 
NACA-LaRC
Keywords: 
Cowling
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)
facet_where: 
Langley Research Center (LaRC)
facet_when: 
09-01-1928
facet_when_year: 
1928
Image #: 
1974-L-02730
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001387.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2000-001387
Center: 
LARC
Center Number: 
1974-L-02730
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2000-001387
Creator-Photographer: 
NACA
Original Source: 
DIGITAL