Two practical methods for the calculation of the horizontal tail area necessary for a statically stable airplane

Diehl, Walter S
naca-report-293
1929


This report is concerned with the problem of calculation of the horizontal tail area necessary to give a statically stable airplane. Two entirely different methods are developed, and reduced to simple formulas easily applied to any design combination. Detailed instructions are given for use of the formulas, and all calculations are illustrated by examples. The relative importance of the factors influencing stability is also shown. (author)

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