Investigation of a tilting-wing vertical-take-off-and-landing jet airplane model in hovering and transition flight
Description: Report presenting the results of an investigation of the dynamic stability and controllability of a proposed supersonic-cruise, vertical-take-off-and-landing airplane configuration with a tilting wing and engines. The configuration tested was found to have satisfactory take-off, landing, and hovering characteristics. Information about transition flight, including stability and control characteristics, is provided.
Date: August 26, 1958
Creator: Kirby, Robert H. & Hassell, James L., Jr.
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