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Airplane stability and control : a history of the technologies that made aviation possible

Author: Malcolm J Abzug; E Eugene Larrabee
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge aerospace series, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., 1st paperback versionView all editions and formats
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An informal history of the personalities and events surrounding the development of airplane stability and control.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm J Abzug; E Eugene Larrabee
ISBN: 0521021286 9780521021289
OCLC Number: 66393777
Description: xix, 391 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Cambridge aerospace series, 14.
Responsibility: Malcolm J. Abzug, E. Eugene Larrabee.
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