EVALUATION OF LATERAL-DIRECTIONAL HANDLING QUALITIES OF PILOTED RE-ENTRY VEHICLES UTILIZING FIXED-BASE IN-FLIGHT EVALUATIONS.
CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y
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Three different groups of lateral-directional flight characteristics were investigated and the results are presented in three parts. Part I evaluation configurations were selected from a previous re-entry vehicle evaluation program Part II configurations were based on a general lateral-directional handling qualities investigation and Part III configurations were directly applicable to lifting body investigations. All of the configurations were evaluated for their suitability to the re-entry mission. The vehicle used for both the fixed-base and in-flight simulations was a three-axis variable stability T-33 airplane. Author
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