A method for estimating variations in the roots of the lateral-stability quartic due to changes in mass and aerodynamic parameters of an airplane

Ordway B. Gates, Jr., C. H. Woodling
naca-tn-3134
Jan 1954


A method is presented for estimating variations in the roots of the lateral-stability quartic due to changes in mass and aerodynamic parameters of an airplane. The method is applied to three high-speed airplanes and the changes of their lateral stability characteristics are determined by considering increments in various airplane parameters.

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