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HL-20, NASA TM4117 WT Model with Blunt Airfoils

left-click = rotate, middle-button/CTLR-left-click = pan, scroll/right-click/ALT-left-click = zoom

Downloads: 464
Uploaded by: Andy
File size: 464 kilobytes
VSP Version: 3.X
License: Public Domain

File ID# 288
Manufacuter NASA
Model HL-20
Units Inches
Description This is a parametrized model of the HL-20 Space Plane based on the 3view drawing and cross sections found in NASA TM-4117. Unfortunately, the drawings are clearly self-inconsistent. This is the best model possible based on clearly flawed source material.
Source Quality

4 - The source material used to create this model was Inaccurate. This means some photos and drawings with very few dimensions were used to create the model.

Model Suitability
  • 1 - Build a display model
  • 1 - Cartoon or Pretty Picture
  • 2 - OML for wetted areas/drag buildup
  • 2 - Check internal layout/volume
  • 4 - Accurate OML for detailed aerodynamic analysis or CFD
Tags spacecraft , lifting body , hl-20

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Andy (August 11, 2015 at 15:53):

This model includes a measuring stick that was used to adjust the parameters to get as good of a shape as possible, and is not actually a part of the vehicle.

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