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Airplane Stability and Control
A History of the Technologies that Made Aviation Possible

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: October 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521021289

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  • The authors, widely known for their contributions to airplane design and development, have captured both the technological progress and the excitement of this important facet of aviation. This updated edition includes new developments in propulsion-controlled aircraft, fly-by-wire technology, redundancy management, applications, and safety. It is profusely illustrated with photographs and figures, and includes brief biographies of noted stability and control figures along with a core bibliography.

    • A comprehensive yet utterly readable history of aviation technology
    • Includes computer-oriented stability and control teaching methods
    • Includes new developments in propulsion-controlled aircraft, fly-by-wire technology, redundancy management, applications, and safety
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This is a splendid book...How often do you find an erudite treatise that is truly un-put-downable? I learned things from this book about aircraft ranging from Gossamer Condor to the SR-71." Aerospace

    "The volume has much good information in it...a useful reference work." Isis

    "Every student or researcher working on Stability and Control and Flight Mechanics should make the effort to read and understand the material in this book; the benefit to their appeciation of the demanding nature of aeronautical engineering will be substatial." The Aeronautical Journal, Donal McLean

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521021289
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 192 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of 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.

  • Authors

    Malcolm J. Abzug, ACA Systems

    E. Eugene Larrabee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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