Effects on longitudinal stability and control characteristics of a B-29 airplane of variations in stick-force and control-rate characteristics obtained through use of a booster in the elevator-control system

Mathews, Charles W Talmage, Donald B Whitten, James B
naca-tn-2238
February 1951


The longitudinal stability and control characteristics of a B-29 airplane have been measured with a control surface booster incorporated in the elevator-control system. The measurements were obtained with the booster operating to provide various control-force gradients and various maximum rates of control motion. Results are presented which show the effect of these booster parameters on the handling qualities of the test airplane.

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