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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For the SAE Meeting April 3-6, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Patton Jr, J M
    • Stough III, H P
    • Dicarlo, D J
  • Publication Date: 1979

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300353
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790565
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM