Accession Number:

AD0772673

Title:

A Limited Analysis of an F-4C Aircraft with a High-Gain Control Augmentation System and Comparison with Flight Test Data,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

A high-gain control augmentation system was designed by the Bendix Corporation to allow the pilot of a fighter aircraft to command the C parameter through the longitudinal control stick. This system was installed in an F-4C aircraft and flight tested at the Air Force Flight Test Center. A theoretical analysis of the control augmentation system and airframe combination was performed for nine selected flight conditions. The results showed that the CAL thumbprint, MIL-F-8785BASG and C flying qualities criteria do not predict longitudinal flying qualities consistent with qualitative pilot ratings from flight test. Pilot comments indicated significant improvement in the longitudinal flying qualities of the F-4C with the C command control augmentation system over the production aircraft. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE