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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering will focus on the fundamentals of astronautics as well as aeronautics, which includes aerodynamics, flight stability and controls, structures, materials and propulsion.
Tang, "Flight stability of a dual-spin projectile with canards," Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, vol.
Alternatively, the system robustness will guarantee flight stability with the existence of the large model uncertainties and external disturbances.
Even when loaded with research equipment, the 3000m rated Leopard can maintain unmatched flight stability in strong currents for precise recording and sampling tasks.
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Comparison between ROA analysis results and the phase diagram of different icing severity presented in Section 5 demonstrate that the boundary of the calculated ROA can be regarded as the approximate flight stability boundary of the aircraft under icing conditions.
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.
In order to enhance flight stability and manipulating capability, some advanced control strategies are introduced in the design process of flight control.
A small vertical tail ensures flight stability. The key element in the Karem proposal, however, is the Optimum-Speed TiltRotor (OSTR) concept, which was first used on the A160 Hummingbird unmanned helicopter that has now become a Boeing product.

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