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Longitudinal Control: The Demerits of the Present System with Suggestions for Improvement

A.G.B. Metcalf, A.F.R.Ae.S (Assistant Professor of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering in the University of Boston, U.S.A.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 1936

Abstract

THE function of the longitudinal control in an aeroplane is to provide at the will of the pilot a pitching moment of the necessary magnitude and the proper sign, to maintain (a) equilibrium throughout the range of angles of attack at which it is desired to fly the aeroplane; (b) a given angular velocity in pitch.

Citation

Metcalf, A.G.B. (1936), "Longitudinal Control: The Demerits of the Present System with Suggestions for Improvement", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 109-111. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030034

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