The experimental determination of the moments of inertia of airplanes by a simplified compound-pendulum method

William Gracey
naca-tn-1629
Jun 1948


A simplified compound-pendulum method for the experimental determination of the moments of inertia of airplanes about the x and y axes is described. The method is developed as a modification of the standard pendulum method reported previously in NACA report, NACA-467. A brief review of the older method is included to form a basis for discussion of the simplified method.

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