General Relationships Between the Various Systems of Reference Axes Employed in Flight Mechanics

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"The different possibilities of orientation of the systems of axes currently employed in flight mechanics are compiled and described. Of the three possible couplings between the wind and aircraft axes, the most suitable coupling is that in which the y axis is made the principal axis of rotation for one of the two coupling angles (angles of attack). In connection with this coupling, an experimental system of axes is introduced, whose axes x(sub e) and z(sub e) are situated in the plane of symmetry of the airplane and rotate about the airplane lateral axis y = y(sub e)" (p. 1).

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[48] p. : ill.

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Rautenberg, H. J. November 1940.

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  • Main Title: General Relationships Between the Various Systems of Reference Axes Employed in Flight Mechanics
  • Series Title: NACA Technical Memorandums

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"The different possibilities of orientation of the systems of axes currently employed in flight mechanics are compiled and described. Of the three possible couplings between the wind and aircraft axes, the most suitable coupling is that in which the y axis is made the principal axis of rotation for one of the two coupling angles (angles of attack). In connection with this coupling, an experimental system of axes is introduced, whose axes x(sub e) and z(sub e) are situated in the plane of symmetry of the airplane and rotate about the airplane lateral axis y = y(sub e)" (p. 1).

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[48] p. : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R23378
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930094458 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TM-958
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930094458
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc63170

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Rautenberg, H. J. General Relationships Between the Various Systems of Reference Axes Employed in Flight Mechanics, report, November 1940; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc63170/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.