Flight investigation of the stability and control characteristics of vertically rising airplane research model with swept or unswept wings and x- or +-tails

Robert H. Kirby
Oct 1956

The take-off, landing, hovering, and transition flight characteristics of a propeller-driven, fighter-type, vertically rising airplane model were obtained from time histories of the flights and from the pilots' opinions of the flight characteristics. In general, there were no major differences in the behavior of any of the configurations, all of which performed satisfactorily.

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