Accession Number : ADA140876

Title :   A Device for Measurement of Control Column Forces in Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : AIRCRAFT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT UNIT EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Morgan,G A

PDF Url : ADA140876

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A device is described which is incorporated within a pilot's flying glove to measure forces exerted by the pilot on the control column of an aircraft during flight tests. This device enables a test pilot to obtain a quantitative measurement, rather than a subjective estimate of 'stick' force which, together with the observation of normal load factor and variation, in airspeed, enables the calculation of parameters such as 'stick force per g' and 'stick force gradient' in non-manoeuvring flight. This device is independent of aircraft-integral flight test instrumentation and can thus be used in any aircraft being flight tested. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Control sticks, Pressure measurement, Loads(Forces), Gradients, Manual operation, Flight testing, Test equipment, Gloves, Pilots, Pressure transducers, Australia

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE