Lateral and directional stability and control characteristics of a C-54D airplane

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Data are presented showing compliance of C-54D with Army and Navy lateral and directional stability and control specifications. The airplane met requirements except for the rolling effectiveness pb/2V, the aileron forces in rolling, and the rudder forces in the asymmetric power conditions which were marginal. Also, the results of special tests concerning asymmetric power, asymmetric loading, and pitch due to yaw requested by the Airplane Handling Qualities Subcommittee of the Air Transport Association are presented.

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Talmage, Donald B & Reeder, John P March 24, 1949.

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  • Main Title: Lateral and directional stability and control characteristics of a C-54D airplane
  • Series Title: NACA Research Memorandums

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Data are presented showing compliance of C-54D with Army and Navy lateral and directional stability and control specifications. The airplane met requirements except for the rolling effectiveness pb/2V, the aileron forces in rolling, and the rudder forces in the asymmetric power conditions which were marginal. Also, the results of special tests concerning asymmetric power, asymmetric loading, and pitch due to yaw requested by the Airplane Handling Qualities Subcommittee of the Air Transport Association are presented.

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  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930085551 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-RM-L8K30
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930085551
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc57966

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  • March 24, 1949

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Talmage, Donald B & Reeder, John P. Lateral and directional stability and control characteristics of a C-54D airplane, report, March 24, 1949; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc57966/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.