Accession Number : AD0027291
Title : EFFECTS OF SPRING AND INERTIA DEVICES ON THE LONGITUDINAL STABILITY OF AIRCRAFT
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : GOLDBERG, JOSEPH H
Report Date : Jul 1953
Pagination or Media Count : 72
Abstract : An investigation was conducted to determine the effects of spring and inertia devices on the longitudinal static and dynamic stability of aircraft. Theoretical studies and flight tests of a modified Navion airplane were completed. It was concluded that introduction of bobweights in the elevator control system consistently improved the phugoid damping and downsprings had a favorable effect when limited to a light or moderate application.
Descriptors : *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , *AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT , FLIGHT TESTING , MEASUREMENT , PITCH(MOTION) , AERODYNAMIC STABILITY
Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE