Ring-Wing Canard Spin-Up Control Mechanism.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C
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Apparatus of the present invention requires a very short spin-up wheel moment arm compared to a large wheel diameter. Such a requirement demands good wheel control during low rpm and excellent stability for high rpm in order to avoid uncontrollable wheel oscillations. An advantage of the structure of the present invention is that it utilizes the available angular momentum energy to capture and maintain wheel stability during the spin-up cycle. The higher the wheel rpm is, the better the control.
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