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Some Performance and Handling-Qualities Considerations for Operation of STOL AircraftStudies of a number of STOL aircraft show that relatively high maximum lift-coefficients and large increases in lift due to power are within the present state of the art. With these lift characteristics, approach speeds of the order of 60 knots for aircraft of moderate wing loading can be realized. Full advantage of the STOL performance of aircraft such as those discussed herein may not be realized on a routine operational basis, however, without some form of damping augmentation system because of lateral-directional handling considerations, particularly for large aircraft operating under instrument flight conditions. Satisfactory characteristics can be obtained by use of only a servodriven rudder. Additional experience is needed to determine how the STOL aircraft is to be operated before more firm requirements for augmentation systems can be established.
Document ID
20000012001
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Anderson, Seth B. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Quigley, Hervey C. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Innis, Robert C. (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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