Accession Number:

AD0255198

Title:

EFFECTS OF GYROSCOPIC CROSS COUPLING BETWEEN PITCH AND ROLL ON THE HANDLING QUALITIES OF VTOL AIRCRAFT

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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

An experimental and theoretical investigation indicates the extent to which the amount of cross coupling present in an aircraft is dependent on the angular-velocity damping and moments of inertia of the aircraft as well as the angular momentum of the engine. The amount of cross coupling which the pilot can tolerate is a function of the maneuvers encountered and the aircraft control power. A criterion based on pilots opinions obtained from the simulation flights provides a means for determining the acceptability of cross coupling in VTOL aircraft as a function of the aircraft design parameters. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE