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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/027291.pdf


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