Stability of airplanes

Warner, Edward P (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech)
naca-tm-92
May 1922


The author attempts to correct the misconception that piloting an airplane requires extraordinary skill and balance. He also tries to show that airplanes are extremely stable in flight. Some of the major points covered in this article include: automatic pilots, airplanes designed to be stable, and the reliance on mathematics to help in designing stable aircraft.

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