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A Simulator Study of Take-Off Characteristics of Proposed Supersonic TransportsFixed-cockpit piloted simulator studies of delta-planform and variable-wing-sweep supersonic transport configurations are being conducted at the Ames Research Center to investigate the handling qualities and certification requirements related to the take-off maneuver. Validation of the simulation was achieved by duplicating the take-off certification program of a subsonic jet transport. Evaluation of the simulator was made by NASA pilots as well as company and FAA pilots involved in the actual certification flights of the airplane. The present paper is limited to a discussion of normal take-off, minimum control speed (ground), rotation characteristics, and initial climbout. Comparisons of the take-off characteristics are made between the supersonic transport and the current class of subsonic jet transports. Results indicate that minimum control speed (ground) characteristics are a function of thrust-weight ratio, the time provided for SST rotation should be at least as long as that for the subsonic jet transports, abused take-offs are more likely to result in tail scrapes, and climbout below the minimum drag speed requires that the pilot carefully monitor airspeed.
Document ID
20000011984
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Jackson, Charles T., Jr. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Snyder, C. Thomas (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1965
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Conference on Aircraft Operating Problems: A Compilation of the Papers Presented
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing and Performance
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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