An analytical study was conducted to determine the feasibility of five approaches to develop an airplane stall deterrent device. For three approaches the static longitudinal stability and control characteristics of a typical light single-engine and twin-engine airplane were obtained and modified with each stall deterrent device. These characteristics were compared to those of an ideal stall deterrent airplane. The five approaches to stall deterrence were the use of a segmented elevator, an auxiliary horizontal tail, a trim tab on the horizontal tail surface, an auxiliary surface to deploy a spoiler on the horizontal tail, and changes in airplane design.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Flight Mechanics Laboratory
    College Station, TX  United States  77843

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Chevalier, H L
    • Gallaway, C R
    • Brown, J R
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 153 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092019
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., FAA-RD-75-52
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA74WA-3516
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM