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User currently offlineFemaleFan From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 82 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4493 times:

Hi guys!

I'm doing a project on aerodynamical characteristics and I'm missing some data about the airfoil of the DC-8. I know that the airfoil used on the DC-8 is the DSMA-277/-280/-281, but I can't find any details. Any information about leading edge radius, chamber, etc. is appreciated!

Kindest regards,

Forever New Frontiers
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User currently offlineQantasA332 From Australia, joined Dec 2003, 1500 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4404 times:

I have data for almost every major airfoil around except the DSMA 277/280/281 'series'! I can't find anything! Maybe someone else has what you're looking for...


User currently offlineAUAE From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 296 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4363 times:

That might be pretty hard to find. It looks like a proprietory wing section.

This site has one DSMA section...doubt it helps, but maybe you can contact the site owner and find out if they have more info.



Air transport is just a glorified bus operation. -Michael O'Leary, Ryanair's chief executive
User currently offlineBuzz From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 697 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4368 times:

Hi FemaleFan, Buzz here. I didn't know what kind of airfoil was installed, i remember hearing the story of the 4% leading edge extention.

Every so often we would install a stainless steel patch to repair leading edge . Stainless steel patches were able to be made thinner than the standard aluminum patch. That was back in the mid-80's so the details are getting kind of fuzzy.

I have a book on my bookshelf, "The Big Eight", it's some of the story on designing / building / selling the DC-8 but is kind of light on engineering.

OK it's a nice day to go flying here (near Portland Oregon) so i'll borrow my friend's Champ and fly with the windows open for awhile.

Buzz Fuselsausage: Line Mechanic by night, DC-3 Crew Chief by choice, taildragger pilot for fun.

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