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Airplane Performance, Stability and Control

Airplane Performance, Stability and Control

Courtland D. Perkins , Robert E. Hage

ISBN: 978-0-471-68046-8

Jan 1949

504 pages

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First written in 1949, this is a classic text in aeronautical engineering. It covers airplane performance in reciprocating engine craft, propeller performance, as well as aircraft stability and control. This is an excellent book for the professional and the serious amateur aircraft maker. It is written in a straightforward and easy to understand manner. To get the most out of this book, readers should have an understanding of differential calculus.

Part 1 Airplane Performance

Chapter 1 Introduction 3

Chapter 2 Drag Estimation 14

Chapter 3 Propulsion 116

Chapter 4 Airplane Performance 155

Part 2 Airplane Stability and Control

Chapter 5 Static Longitudinal Stability and Control Stick-Fixed 213

Chapter 6 Static Longitudinal Stability and Control Stick-Free 267

Chapter 7 Maneuvering Flight 298

Chapter 8 Directional Stability and Control 315

Chapter 9 Dihedral Effect and Lateral Control 341

Chapter 10 Longitudinal Dynamics 374

Chapter 11 Lateral Dynamics 419

Appendix 475

Index 485