pitch axis


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pitch axis

[′pich ‚ak·səs]
(mechanics)
A lateral axis through an aircraft, missile, or similar body, about which the body pitches. Also known as pitching axis.

pitch axis

The lateral axis of an aircraft or the axis about which an aircraft pitches in a nose up or nose down. See axes and pitch (i).
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The horizontal stabilizer trim actuator moves the horizontal stabilizer to trim and stabilize the aircraft in the pitch axis during flight.
The ratio of the number of trials to achieve criterion on the pitch axis to the number needed to master the roll axis was used to show changes of this behavior across the delay and compensation conditions.
The first one may be lightening of the controls in the pitch axis, especially presenting as a nose-down tendency.
UTC will be supplying the trim actuator that moves the horizontal stabiliser to trim and steady the aircraft in the pitch axis during flight.