A theoretical study of lateral stability with an automatic pilot

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"The influence of automatic operation of the aileron and rudder controls on the lateral stability of an airplane is discussed. The control deflections are assumed to be proportional to the deviations and to the rates of deviation of the airplane from steady-flight conditions. The effects of changes in the types of deviation governing control application are considered. For one simple method of control in which the aileron deflection is proportional to the angle of bank and the rudder deflection is proportional to the angle of yaw, the effect of lag in control application is studied and regions of stability with ... continued below

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273 - 285 p. : ill.

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Imlay, Frederick H. March 4, 1940.

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  • Main Title: A theoretical study of lateral stability with an automatic pilot
  • Series Title: NACA Technical Reports

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"The influence of automatic operation of the aileron and rudder controls on the lateral stability of an airplane is discussed. The control deflections are assumed to be proportional to the deviations and to the rates of deviation of the airplane from steady-flight conditions. The effects of changes in the types of deviation governing control application are considered. For one simple method of control in which the aileron deflection is proportional to the angle of bank and the rudder deflection is proportional to the angle of yaw, the effect of lag in control application is studied and regions of stability with and without lag are given" (p. 273).

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273 - 285 p. : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R21060
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930091770 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TR-693
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930091770
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc66353

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Imlay, Frederick H. A theoretical study of lateral stability with an automatic pilot, report, March 4, 1940; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66353/: accessed August 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.