Wax Job – CAFE Foundation Report

    Wax Job - CAFE Foundation Report
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    Wax Job - CAFE Foundation Aircraft Performance Report

    The CAFE Foundation attempted to quantify this effect by performing the flight tests reported here.


    The speed difference demonstrated here emphasizes the importance of controlling the degree of surface polish on any aircraft undergoing flight test evaluation. Along with the influence of turbulent air masses, surface polish can be a significant source of error in precise performance measurement.

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