Stabilizer for an Ejection Seat.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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A yaw stabilization system for an aircraft ejection seat has a vane for sensing the angular offset of the yaw air flow velocity vector and for extending paddles into the air stream in response to the velocity vector offset. The extended paddle is acted upon by the air stream to provide a restoring moment around the center of gravity of the seat and occupant to return the seat to the desired attitude with respect to the air flow velocity vector.
- Fluid Mechanics