dutch roll

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Dutch roll

[‚dəch ′rōl]
(aerospace engineering)
A motion of an airplane which consists of simultaneous oscillations of the bank (or roll) angle, the slideslip angle, and the heading angle, and which, when poorly damped, is annoying to passengers and pilots.

dutch roll

An undesirable oscillatory instability of an aircraft characterized by a combined rolling and yawing movement. It is predominant in swept-wing aircraft and can be overcome by reducing lateral stability and use of yaw dampers. This tendency is predominant at lower speed ranges.
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The normally crisp and precise Hornet became victim to inferior aircraft handling characteristics of adverse yaw followed by a moderately damped Dutch roll.
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Data were taken during various flight regimes, including taxi, takeoff, steady level flight, rolls, and Dutch rolls.
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The paper deals with increasing the damping factor of oscillations for these aircraft, during maneouvers involving the Dutch roll mode.
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