Accession Number:

ADA128758

Title:

Flying Qualities of Relaxed Static Stability Aircraft. Volume I. Flying Qualities Airworthiness Assessment and Flight Testing of Augmented Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1981-Oct 1982

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC HAWTHORNE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

Volume I of the report deals with airworthiness assessment and flying qualities evaluation of highly augmented aircraft covered by Parts 23 and 25 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. Particular emphasis has been placed on aircraft with relaxed static stability and on the use of active augmentation systems to achieve the minimum requirement for a level of safety in such aircraft. Significant modifications and expansion to the FAA Engineering Flight Test Guides are detailed. Volume II supports the work of Volume I and provides the more analytically oriented research results of this report. Emphasis is placed on determining the relative similarities and differences between heavily augmented and conventional aircraft. A number of important generic distinctions have been found and are described and explained.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE