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dc.contributor.advisorAndrews, E. John
dc.contributor.authorKraft, Robert M.
dc.contributor.authorNeville, Ronald W. R.
dc.date1965
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-29T23:28:44Z
dc.date.available2012-08-29T23:28:44Z
dc.date.issued1965
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/11636
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractAn investigation of the dynamic stability of a typical fixed wing VTOL aircraft operating in the transition region of flight was conducted by means of analog simulation. The Ryan Aeronautical Company XV-5A Lift Fan Research Aircraft was used as a basis for the analysis. Wind tunnel tests on a simple 1:24 scale model of the aircraft provided static aerodynamic data throughout the angle-of-attack range -90° < c:>< w +90°. Non-dimensional stability derivative data was extended throughout the angle-of-attack range. Analog simulation at relative velocities of 100, 60, and 20 knots was conducted using dimensional parameters. Recordings of the simulation runs provided period, frequency, damping, and Dutch roll parameter information which was analyzed to determine areas of flight instability. The variations of these parameters with both angle-of-attack and velocity is discussed. The need for automatic stabilization is indicated.
dc.description.urihttp://www.archive.org/details/analysisofstickf00kraf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: U.S. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner
dc.subject.lcshAeronauticsen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the stick fixed dynamic stability of a typical VTOL aircraft during transition flight out of ground effecten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentAeronautical Engineering
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, Royal Canadian Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameDegree of Aeronautical Engineeren_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelProfessional Degreeen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAeronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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