An evaluation of a rolleron-roll-rate-stabilization system for a canard missile configuration at Mach numbers from 0.9 to 2.3

Nason, Martin L Rock, Rupert S Brown, Clarence, Jr
naca-rm-l55c22
September 15, 1955


This type of damper provides roll damping by the action of gyro-actuated uncoupled wing-tip ailerons. A dynamic roll instability predicted by the analysis was confirmed by flight testing and was subsequently eliminated by introducing control-surface damping about the rolleron hinge line.

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