Accession Number:

ADP004099

Title:

The Flight Test of an Automatic Spin Prevention System,

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Corporate Author:

BRITISH AEROSPACE AIRCRAFT GROUP PRESTON (ENGLAND) WARTON DIV

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Report Date:

1984-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The paper describes the flight testing of the Spin Prevention and Incidence Limiting System SPILS now fitted to the Tornado aircraft. The trial was carried out in parallel with the conventional stalling and spinning trial and the special aircraft equipment and test procedures were common to both trials for much of the time. The use of telemetry was of particular importance to the conduct of the trial and is considered in some detail. The paper then describes the SPILS flight testing, with and without stores, and describes the reasons for the control law modifications required to fine tune the performance of the system. In conclusion, consideration is given to the lessons learned from the flight trial. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE