Consideration of dynamic loads on the vertical tail by the theory of flat yawing maneuvers

Boshar, John Davis, Philip
June 1946

Dynamic yawing effects on vertical tail loads are considered by a theory of flat yawing maneuvers. A comparison is shown between computed loads and the loads measured in flight in a fighter airplane. The dynamic effects were investigated on a large flying boat for both an abrupt rudder deflection and a sinusoidal rudder deflection. Only a moderate amount of control deflection was found to be necessary to attain the ultimate design load on the tail. In order to take into account dynamic effects in design, specifications of yawing maneuverability or control movement are needed.

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