Flying Qualities of Small General Aviation Airplanes. Part 4. Review of Recent In-Flight Simulation Experiments and Some Suggested Criteria.
PRINCETON UNIV N J FLIGHT RESEARCH LAB
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The findings of a program of in-flight simulation experiments which were initiated to provide data for use in the development of flying qualities standards for small general aviation airplanes are reviewed and interpreted in terms of some specific design criteria. The experiments utilized the Princeton variable stability Navion flown on ILS approaches in simulated moderate turbulence. The suggested criteria cover most of the factors over which the designer can exercise some measure of control, including longitudinal short period response characteristics, pitch control sensitivity, roll control power and sensitivity, roll damping, lateral-directional cross-coupling, directional stability, yaw damping, effective dihedral and spiral stability. Author
- Commercial and General Aviation