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NASA Tailfan Model


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Downloads: 631
Uploaded by: Mark Moore
File size: 231 kilobytes
VSP Version: 2.X
License: Public Domain

File ID# 42
Manufacuter NASA
Model Tailfan
Units Feet
Description The NASA Tailfan (also known as the Civetta) was an aircraft designed by Andrew Hahn to achieve a 4x reduction in manufacturing cost. This cost reduction was a result of using low cost LS-1 auto engine coupled to a direct drive ducted propeller. The Tailfan was also designed to be very low noise. The aft portion of this vehicle was built full-scale by Munro and Associates, and tested for static thrust and noise results.
Source Quality

2 - The source material used to create this model was Essentially Exact. This means detailed dimensions and drawings were used to create the model.

Model Suitability
  • 1 - Check internal layout/volume
  • 1 - OML for wetted areas/drag buildup
  • 1 - Cartoon or Pretty Picture
  • 2 - Weight and balance
  • 2 - Structures
  • 2 - Accurate OML for detailed aerodynamic analysis or CFD
Tags general aviation , experimental , airplane , single-engine , piston engine

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