Analysis of Factors Influencing Gyroplane Longitudinal Stick Position and Gradient. Departmental report 0005

Houston, S. and Thomson, D. (2000) Analysis of Factors Influencing Gyroplane Longitudinal Stick Position and Gradient. Departmental report 0005. Technical Report. Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Stick position and stick gradient as functions of airspeed, can be important indicators of aircraft handling qualities. Gradient is a measure of the stability derivative Mu, which has an important role to play in determining the period of phugoid-type oscillations. Since BCAR Section T dynamic stability criteria are predicated on oscillation characteristics, stick position and gradient may be a significant indicator or check of compliance. Stick position assumes increased importance for the gyroplane because it is one of the few parameters that can be readily measured without sophisticated or dedicated instrumentation.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Houston, Dr Stewart and Thomson, Dr Douglas
Authors: Houston, S., and Thomson, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Publisher:Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2000 Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Department

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