Analysis of means of improving the uncontrolled lateral motions of personal airplanes

Marion O. McKinney, Jr.
naca-tn-1997
Dec 1949


A theoretical analysis has been made of means of improving the uncontrolled motions of personal airplanes. The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether such airplanes could be made to fly uncontrolled for an indefinite period of time without getting into dangerous attitudes and for a reasonable period of time (one to three minutes) without deviating excessively from their original course.

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