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Airplane SpinningA summary on spinning is presented to point out the state of the art and the most important parameters', and to show the effects of these parameters on the spin and spin-recovery characteristics. The discussion presented applies to the fully developed spin, but does not apply to the spin entry, or incipient spin. The principal factors in spinning are mass distribution, which is by far the most important single parameter, and tail design, which is particularly important for conditions of zero or near-zero loading. By knowing the mass distribution and tail design, it is possible in many cases to predict whether an airplane has satisfactory spin-recovery characteristics. In other cases, however, it is necessary to make spin tests to assure satisfactory recovery.
Document ID
20000011996
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Bowman, James S. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA 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 Stability and Control
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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