1. Early developments in stability and control; 2. Research centers and texts; 3. Flying qualities becomes a science; 4. Power effects on stability and control; 5. Managing control forces; 6. Stability and control at the design stage; 7. The jets at an awkward age; 8. The discovery of inertial coupling; 9. Spinning and recovery; 10. Tactical airplane maneuverability; 11. High mach number difficulties; 12. Naval aircraft problems; 13. Ultra-light and human-powered airplanes; 14. Fuel slosh, deep stall, and more; 15. Safe personal airplanes; 16. Stability and control issues with variable sweep; 17. Modern canard configurations; 18. Evolution of the equations of motion; 19. The elastic airplane; 20. Stability augmentation; 21. Flying qualities research moves with the times; 22. Challenge of stealth aerodynamics; 23. Very large aircraft; 24. Work still to be done; Short biographies of some stability and control figures; References and core bibliography.
Airplane Stability and Control: A History of the Technologies that Made Aviation Possible / Edition 2by Michael J. Rycroft
Pub. Date: 10/13/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
If this work has any unifying theme, suggest Abzug (former president of ACA Systems) and Larabee (emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), it is that aeronautical practice in stability and control lags behind currently available theory. They explore the historical development of both in chapters that survey first developments, the early application of scientific methods, power effects on stability and control, managing control forces, stability and control at the design stage, early jets, the discovery of inertial coupling, spinning and recovery, high mach number difficulties, naval aircraft, ultralight and human-powered airplanes, fuel slosh and deep stall, modern canard configurations, evolution of the equations of motion, the elastic airplane, stability augmentation, and challenges of stealth aerodynamics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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