Theoretical analysis of the lateral stability of a glider towed by twin parallel towlines

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Report discusses a theoretical analysis of the lateral stability characteristics of a glider towed by two parallel towlines, which was correlated with previously reported dynamic flight testing. The glider appears to possess sufficient stability for satisfactory pilotless towed flight. The main factors affecting stability were the dihedral angle of the glider and the length of the towlines.

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Pitkin, Marvin & McKinney, Marion O., Jr. November 1943.

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Report discusses a theoretical analysis of the lateral stability characteristics of a glider towed by two parallel towlines, which was correlated with previously reported dynamic flight testing. The glider appears to possess sufficient stability for satisfactory pilotless towed flight. The main factors affecting stability were the dihedral angle of the glider and the length of the towlines.

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  • : 93R21759
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930092469 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-WR-L-372
  • Report No.: NACA-ARR-3K17
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930092469
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc60861

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Pitkin, Marvin & McKinney, Marion O., Jr. Theoretical analysis of the lateral stability of a glider towed by twin parallel towlines, report, November 1943; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc60861/: accessed February 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.