Accession Number : AD0707831

Title :   A FLIGHT INVESTIGATION OF LATERAL-DIRECTIONAL HANDLING QUALITIES FOR V/STOL AIRCRAFT IN LOW SPEED MANEUVERING FLIGHT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 68-Aug 69,

Corporate Author : CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y FLIGHT RESEARCH DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Doetsch,K-H. , Jr. ; Gould,D. G. ; McGregor,D. M.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : An investigation to determine the ranges of various lateral directional characteristics required to provide adequate flying qualities for turning maneuvers at low speed was undertaken using an airborne V/STOL aircraft simulator. Five parameters were varied in a systematic manner: the damping ratio, the frequency, and the ratio and the frequency of the numerator of the roll-angle to aileron-control-input transfer function. The pilots performed a low speed, visual maneuvering task and documented their assessment of the characteristics through extensive comments and a numerical rating. The report presents all the data categorized with respect to the test parameters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, HANDLING), ROLL, MANEUVERABILITY, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, FLIGHT TESTING, FLIGHT SPEEDS, APPROACH

Subject Categories : V/STOL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE