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yaw damper[′yȯ ‚dam·pər]
A control system or device that reduces the yaw of an aircraft, guided missile, or the like.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A part of an automatic flight control system used to keep the aircraft from unwanted yawing. A yaw damper senses the onset of yaw and immediately applies the correct rudder to eliminate it. Yaw dampers are used in swept-wing aircraft to reduce their tendency to dutch roll.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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