Installation of an Automatic Control System in a T-33 Airplane for Variable Stability Flight Research. Part 3. Ground and Flight Checkout.
Rept. for Jun 56-May 57,
CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y FLIGHT RESEARCH DEPT
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The Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory has designed, built, and flight tested a variable stability and control system in a T-33 airplane. This system makes possible a wide variation in airplane handling qualities about all three axes. The ground checkout and initial flight testing of the variable stability system is described. The vibration test program is discussed and a technique is described which was used to determine the effect of structural flexibility upon system stability. Also included is a discussion and analysis of the chopper differentiators used for computing the time rates of change of the linear and angular velocities.
- Training Aircraft