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A Simplified Explanation of the Spin: A Report prepared at the request of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 December 1933

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Abstract

THE Spinning Panel of the Aeronautical Research Committee received an inquiry from the Society of British Aircraft Constructors as to whether it would be possible to formulate a set of simple rules for the use of aeroplane designers to guide them in making their machines safe from spinning. As a result, a report was prepared by Mr. Irving, of which the following is a summary, which represents the nearest approach that the Panel feels justified in making at the present time towards meeting the request put forward by the Industry. The Report contains a full statement of the aerodynamic and inertial properties of aeroplanes which, according to current views, are regarded as important in their effect on spinning qualities and a statement of the various combinations of properties which are today considered good or bad. Although the formulation of a complete set of rules is desirable, and may ultimately be possible, knowledge on the subject is not yet sufficiently complete to warrant the laying down of quantitative rules in a simple definite form.

Citation

Irving, H.B. (1933), "A Simplified Explanation of the Spin: A Report prepared at the request of the Society of British Aircraft Constructors", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 5 No. 12, pp. 299-300. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029754

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