Accession Number : ADA319978

Title :   Volume II. Flying Qualities Phase. Chapter 7: Lateral-Directional Static Stability.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL EDWARDS AFB CA

PDF Url : ADA319978

Report Date : OCT 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : Your study of flying qualities to date has been concerned with the stability of the airplane flying in equilibrium on symmetrical flight paths. More specifically, you have been concerned with the problem of providing control over the airplane's angle of attack and thereby its lift coefficient, and with ensuring static stability of this angle of attack. This course considers the characteristics of the airplane when its flight path no longer lies in the plane of symmetry. This means that the relative wind will make some angle to the aircraft centerline which we define as Beta. The motions which result from Beta being applied to the airplane are motion along the y-axis and motion about the x and z axes.

Descriptors :   *AERODYNAMIC STABILITY, *STATIC STABILITY, YAW, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, DAMPING, ANGLE OF ATTACK, AEROELASTICITY, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, SIDESLIP, FLIGHT PATHS, WING BODY CONFIGURATIONS, AERODYNAMIC LIFT, AILERONS, AERIAL RUDDERS, TAILS(AIRCRAFT), TRIM(AERODYNAMICS).

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE