Accession Number:

ADA009201

Title:

A Study of a Method to Improve the Safety of Airplanes.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-04-15

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

The report developes longitudinal stability equations for a canard configuration airplane. Two computer programs which compare equivalent canard and conventional aircraft are presented. It was determined a canard airplane has a smaller center of gravity range and a lower maximum lift coefficient. For certain types of aircraft, the improved safety can outweigh the lower efficiency.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE