Identification of Minimum Acceptable Characteristics for Manual STOL Flight Path Control. Volume 1. Summary Report
SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC HAWTHORNE CA
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Characteristics of powered lift STOL airplanes that lead to unacceptable flight path control for approach and landing are identified. Most of the findings are based on the results of a piloted ground based simulator program. However, a short variable stability flight test program was conducted to allow interpretation of the simulation landing results in light of a flight environment. This report Volume I contains a comprehensive summary of the overall program including all of the significant results that were obtained. An important part of the research was an investigation of generic characteristics of various STOL concepts. This is reported in Volume II along with the generic STOL simulation model used in this program. Finally, Volume III contains the detailed analysis techniques used to analyze the experimental data. Also included in Volume III is a complete description of all the tested vehicles.