Accession Number : AD0816389

Title :   THEORETICAL OPERATING LIMITATIONS OF THE VARIABLE-STABILITY F-8D.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AERO MECHANICS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Eney, J. A.

Report Date : 25 MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : A variable-stability system developed for an F-8D will enable this airplane to perform as a longitudinal handling qualities research vehicle. Short period frequencies ranging from 0.2 pi to 4 pi radians per second should be attainable, while maintaining a relatively fixed level of stick force per g. Tolerances are set forth regarding weight, altitude, and airspeed variations during evaluation flight testing.

Descriptors :   (*JET FIGHTERS, STABILIZATION SYSTEMS), (*FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, JET FIGHTERS), NAVAL AIRCRAFT, SUPERSONIC FLIGHT, TRANSONIC FLIGHT, LOW ALTITUDE, FLIGHT TESTING, SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, VELOCITY, HANDLING, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE