STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation. Volume V. Flight Control Technology
Final rept. 7 Jun 1971-31 Jan 1973
GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR AEROSPACE DIV
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Flight control studies conducted during the STOL Tactical Aircraft Investigation by Convair Aerospace were directed toward development of flight control systems for three versions of the medium STOL transport. Baseline vehicles used for flight control studies were externally blown flap, internally blown flap, and mechanical flapvectored thrust configurations. Requirements of MIL-F-8785B and MIL-F-833000 for aircraft handling qualities were the guiding criteria for the control system study. The mechanization trade study concluded that fly-by-wire mechanization is preferred over the more mechanical version which requires significant fly-by-wire features to achieve the required augmentation and decoupling.