Capability of the Total In-Flight Simulator (TIFS)
CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY
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THE REALISM POSSIBLE IN ITS SEPARATE, NEW EVALUATION COCKPIT. The capabilities and features of this in-flight simulator considerably broaden the ability of the aircraft designer to deal with difficult trade-offs in flying qualities problems. A base configuration can be set up and then its stability and control characteristics can be systematically varied for investigations to gain research knowledge pertinent to flight vehicle and flight control system design. The report describes the theoretical basis for in-flight motion reproduction and how this theory can be applied to determine the TIFS capability to simulate a given aircraft. Physical characteristics as determined in flight and examples of simulation are given. Flight test records of model-following performance are also included. The objective of the report is to give the reader the basic information for planning a TIFS experiment.
- Transport Aircraft