Accession Number:

AD0283081

Title:

CONTROL CHARACTERISTICS OF V/STOL AIRCRAFT IN TRANSITION

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Corporate Author:

BELL AEROSYSTEMS CO BUFFALO N Y

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Report Date:

1962-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

223.0

Abstract:

Ide tifiers overing, VTOL Craft Bell D-2064, VTOL Craft Bell D -.A simulator study was made of the longitudinal control and flight handling characteristics of three types of VSTOL aircraft during the transitional phase of flight bet een hover and co ventional l vel flight. The aircraft configur tions studied were in the 35,000 pound weight class and of the follo ing types 1 dual tandem ducte propeller, ilt rotor, and 3 tilt wing with deflec d slipstream. Flight evalu tion of con rol power an damping were con uc ed to determine pilot rating boundaries for eac configuration. Other aerodynamic an control parameters investigated were 1 speed stability parameter, 2 sta ic abili y param ter, 3 change in pitching moment due to ch nge in thru t, 4 CONVERSION RATE, 5 throttle gradient and 6 slope of the power re uired curve. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE