Accession Number:

ADA801554

Title:

Aerodynamic Factors Affecting the Ability of a Pilot to Return an Airplane to Level from a Banked Attitude by Use of the Rudder Alone and without Change of Heading

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NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR AERONAUTICS LANGLEY FIELD VA LANGLEY AERONAUTICAL LABORATORY

Report Date:

1941-10-01

Abstract:

Considerable importance is attached by the Navy to the ability of a pilot to return the wing of a banked airplane to level by use of the rudder alone and without a change of heading of the airplane, particularly at low speeds, where the airplane may be in close proximity to the ground or to the deck of an aircraft carrier, and a banked attitude might be produced by turbulent-air conditions. Because of the resulting interest, a study has been made of the aerodynamic factors upon which the ability to perform the maneuver depends in an attempt to obtain a better understanding of the conditions involved and, if possible, to evolve criterions that may be used during design.

Descriptive Note:

Wartime rept.

Pages:

0013

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Distribution Statement:

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

File Size:

5.50MB