SPIN FLIGHT RESEARCH SUMMARY
An extensive general aviation stall/spin research program is underway at the NASA Langley Research Center. Flight tests have examined the effects of tail design, wing leading edge design, mass distribution, and minor airframe modifications on spin and recovery characteristics. Results and observations on test techniques are presented for the first airplane in the program. Configuration changes produced spins varying from easily recoverable slow, steep spins to unrecoverable, fast flat spins.
- For the SAE Meeting April 3-6, 1979.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Patton Jr, J M
- Stough III, H P
- Dicarlo, D J
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 10 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Aerodynamic stability; Aircraft; Control; Crash causes; General aviation aircraft; Leading edges; Research; Research projects; Stall; Tails (Aircraft)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Recovery; Research programs
- Old TRIS Terms: Spin accidents; Tail assemblies
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00300353
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790565
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM