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A pilot's opinion - VTOL control design requirements for the instrument approach task.This paper presents pilot opinion supported by test data concerning flight control and display concepts and control system design requirements for VTOL aircraft in the instrument approach task. Material presented is drawn from research flights in the following aircraft: Dornier DO-31, Short SC-1, LTV XC-142A, and Boeing-Vertol CH-46. The control system concepts and mechanizations employed in the above aircraft are discussed, and the effect of control system augmentation is shown on performance. Operational procedures required in the instrument approach task are described, with comments on need for automation and combining of control functions.
Document ID
19720050838
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Patton, J. M., Jr. (NASA Langley Research Center Research Aircraft Flight Div., Hampton, Va., United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1972
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT
Report/Patent Number
AHS PREPRINT 644
Meeting Information
American Helicopter Society, Annual National Forum(Washington, DC)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other