Accession Number : ADA128720


Title :   Flying Qualities of Relaxed Static Stability Aircraft. Volume 2. Ramifications of Flight-Essential/Critical Heavily-Augmented Airplane Characteristics on Flying Qualities


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 1981-Oct 1982


Corporate Author : SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC HAWTHORNE CA


Personal Author(s) : McRuer, Duane ; Myers, Thomas T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a128720.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 125


Abstract : Volume 1 of the report deals with airworthiness assessment and flying qualities evaluation of highly augmented aircraft covered by Parts 23 and 25 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Particular emphasis has been placed on aircraft with relaxed static stability and on the use of active augmentation systems to achieve the minimum requirement for a level of safety in such aircraft. Significant modifications and expansion to the FAA Engineering Flight Test Guides are detailed. Volume 2 supports the work of Volume 1 and provides the more analytically oriented research results of this report. Emphasis is placed on determining the relative similarities and differences between heavily augmented and conventional aircraft. A number of important generic distinctions have been found and are described and explained.


Descriptors :   *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , *AIRWORTHINESS , *STATIC STABILITY , FLIGHT TESTING , CENTER OF GRAVITY , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , AERODYNAMIC STABILITY , COMPARISON , AUGMENTATION , FUEL CONSUMPTION , JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , AVIATION SAFETY


Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE