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Stability and control characteristics of a free-flying model with an unswept wing of aspect ratio 3 (XS-3)

Description: The results of power-off force tests and flight tests of a model with a thin unswept low-aspect-ratio wing are presented. The tests were made with the flaps retracted and deflected. The effects on the lateral flight characteristics of decreasing directional stability were noted.
Date: November 15, 1948
Creator: Bennett, Charles V & Hassell, James L , Jr
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The effects on dynamic lateral stability and control of large artificial variations in the rotary stability derivatives

Description: This report presents the results of an investigation conducted in the Langley free-flight tunnel to determine the effects of large artificial variations of several rotary lateral-stability derivatives on the dynamic lateral stability and control characteristics of a 45 degree sweptback-wing airplane model. Calculations of the period and damping of the lateral motions and of the response to roll and yaw disturbances were made for correlation with the experimental results. The calculated results were in qualitative agreement with the experimental results in predicting the general trends in flight characteristics produced by large changes in the stability derivatives, but in some cases the theory with the assumption of zero lag was not in good quantitative agreement with the experimental results.
Date: January 1, 1953
Creator: Schade, Robert O & Hassell, James L , Jr
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