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Tailless Aeroplane Control Systems

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 May 1945



WITH tailless aeroplanes, all known aerodynamic control devices possess the peculiarity of not only producing moments about one axis, but of also causing secondary moments about one or both of the other axes. Horizontal controllers forming part of the wing near the tips in wings having sweep‐back or sweep‐forward, for instance, do not produce rolling moments alone, when differ‐entially deflected; they also cause yawing and pitching moments. Similarly, wing‐tip disk rudders operated on such wings not only produce yawing moments, but may cause rolling and even pitching moments.


Weyl, A.R. (1945), "Tailless Aeroplane Control Systems", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 17 No. 5, pp. 133-145.




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