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Introduction to Aerial Vehicle Flight Mechanics, Stability and Control

By K. Knowles


This article provides an introduction to Section 5.1 on flight mechanics and dynamics, stability and control, and navigation. It introduces some basic concepts of flight control, and static and dynamic stability. Some particular features of vertical or short take-off and landing (V/STOL) aircraft flight control, not covered elsewhere in this Section, are discussed briefly. The other articles in this Section are introduced

Year: 2010
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Provided by: Cranfield CERES

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