Wind-tunnel procedure for determination of critical stability and control characteristics of airplanes

Goett, Harry J Jackson, Roy P Belsley, Steven E

This report outlines the flight conditions that are usually critical in determining the design of components of an airplane which affect its stability and control characteristics. The wind-tunnel tests necessary to determine the pertinent data for these conditions are indicated, and the methods of computation used to translate these data into characteristics which define the flying qualities of the airplane are illustrated.

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