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Limited evaluation of an F-14A airplane utilizing an aileron-rudder interconnect control system in the landing configurationA flight test was conducted for preliminary evaluation of an aileron-rudder interconnect (ARI) control system for the F-14A airplane in the landing configuration. Two ARI configurations were tested in addition to the standard F-14 flight control system. Results of the flight test showed marked improvement in handling qualities when the ARI systems were used. Sideslip due to adverse yaw was considerably reduced, and airplane turn rate was more responsive to pilot lateral control inputs. Pilot comments substantiated the flight data and indicated that the ARI systems were superior to the standard control system in terms of pilot capability to make lateral offset corrections and heading changes on final approach.
Document ID
19820005275
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Kelley, W. W. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Enevoldson, E. K. (NASA Dryden Flight Research Center)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1981
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT STABILITY AND CONTROL
Report/Patent Number
L-14756
NASA-TM-81972
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-43-13-01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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