flight stability

flight stability

[′flīt stə‚bil·əd·ē]
(aerospace engineering)
The property of an aircraft or missile to maintain its attitude and to resist displacement, and, if displaced, to tend to restore itself to the original attitude.
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By using the systems flight stability and high-resolution 32-megapixel digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, Michael Baker pilots capture precise imaging and video in tight and challenging bridge environments.
Even when loaded with research equipment, the 3000m rated Leopard can maintain unmatched flight stability in strong currents for precise recording and sampling tasks.
Digital controls will further automate flying, making ease of use and flight stability a reality.
It has four electric motors and a horizontal stabiliser that synchronises its flight stability and makes it cruise at speeds of about 50kph.
This criterion includes: max altitude, flight stability, flight time, travel distance, landing estimate accuracy, and additional parameters which take into consideration the results of additional experiments included in flight, as well as quality of Student Data Analysis.
Lilienthal studied a few aspects of aviation such as the lift force from earth surface, the wing shape and its differences that would result in different pressure which is an important factor for flight stability.
More forgiving feathers produce higher velocities and greater flight stability than vanes.
The US patent application is for an LTA unmanned, autonomous airship with automated control for individual modules for improved flight stability and aerodynamic control.
Researchers at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Physics in their findings, which appear in the journal Physical Review Letters, are counter to common perceptions that flight stability can be achieved only through a relatively even distribution of weight -- and may offer new design principles for hovering aircraft.
The findings by researchers at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Department of Physics have found are contrary to common perceptions that flight stability can be achieved only through a relatively even distribution of weight-and may offer new design principles for hovering aircraft.
To preserve the well-proven lift-off flight stability of the source vehicle, the starting thrust of the first stage is also increased threefold, while a similar launching rail will be used at lift-off to guide the rocket during the first stage initial burn.
The sabot expands to the full barrel diameter for maximum spin rate and flight stability at supersonic and subsonic velocities.

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