Study of exit phase of flight of a very high altitude hypersonic airplane by means of a pilot-controlled analog computer

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Report using an analog computer to study the effects of aerodynamic parameters on the ability of a pilot to control a hypersonic research airplane capable of flight at very high altitudes. The results, which are based on pilot opinion of the difficulty of the control task, are illustrated by time histories of angle of attack, angle of sideslip, and roll angle. The basic airplane configuration was generally found to be unflyable and the arrangement of the information on the pilot's display was found to have an important influence on the control task.

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53 p. : ill.

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Sherman, Windsor L.; Faber, Stanley & Whitten, James B. March 4, 1958.

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  • Main Title: Study of exit phase of flight of a very high altitude hypersonic airplane by means of a pilot-controlled analog computer
  • Series Title: NACA Research Memorandums

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Report using an analog computer to study the effects of aerodynamic parameters on the ability of a pilot to control a hypersonic research airplane capable of flight at very high altitudes. The results, which are based on pilot opinion of the difficulty of the control task, are illustrated by time histories of angle of attack, angle of sideslip, and roll angle. The basic airplane configuration was generally found to be unflyable and the arrangement of the information on the pilot's display was found to have an important influence on the control task.

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53 p. : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R19264
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930089974 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-RM-L57K21
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930089974
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc63940

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  • March 4, 1958

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Sherman, Windsor L.; Faber, Stanley & Whitten, James B. Study of exit phase of flight of a very high altitude hypersonic airplane by means of a pilot-controlled analog computer, report, March 4, 1958; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc63940/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.