Accession Number:

AD0328598

Title:

STABILITY AND CONTROL DERIVATIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE X-15 AIRPLANE

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION EDWARDS AFB CA DRYDEN FLIGHT RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

1962-03-01

Abstract:

Flight measurements of the stability and control derivative characteristics have been made up to Mach numbers approaching the design limit 6.0 of the X-15 airplane and to angles of attack as high as 17 degrees. These data are, with minor exceptions, in generally good agreement with the predictions from wind-tunnel tests and theory. No adverse longitudinal characteristics have been uncovered however, an area of reduced lateral-directional stability and poor lateral-directional control has been observed at moderate angles of attack due to a positive trend in the dihedral derivative for Mach numbers above approximately 2.2.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Pages:

0035

Distribution Statement:

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

File Size:

1.05MB