IDENTIFICATION OF MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE CHARACTERISTICS FOR MANUAL STOL FLIGHT PATH CONTROL. VOLUME II. STOL AIRCRAFT CHARACTERISTICS AND GENERIC MODEL

This report contains an overview of the fundamental aspects of manual flight path control as they relate to existing STOL aircraft concepts. The interrelationship between performance capability, represented for example by the glide slope polar, and path dynamic stability and control are identified. Several examples of path control problems are illustrated to substantiate the analytical discussion. A review of contemporary STOL propulsive lift concepts is given and the design features including augmentation aspects affecting manual path control are examined briefly. A mathematical model is defined which is suitable for simulation of flight path properties of the various STOL concepts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Technology, Incorporated

    13766 South Hawthorne Boulevard
    Hawthorne, CA  United States  90250

    Federal Aviation Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Craig, S J
    • Jewell, W F
    • Stapleford, R L
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: STI-TR-1035-3R-II Final Rpt., FAA-RD-75-123-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA73WA-3276
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM