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Airplane Performance, Stability and Control - Courtland D. Perkins

Airplane Performance, Stability and Control

Paperback Published: 15th January 1949
ISBN: 9780471680468
Number Of Pages: 504

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First written in 1949, this is a classic text in aeronautical engineering. It covers airplane performance in reciprocating engine craft, propeller performance, as well as aircraft stability and control. This is an excellent book for the professional and the serious amateur aircraft maker. It is written in a straightforward and easy to understand manner. To get the most out of this book, readers should have an understanding of differential calculus.

Part 1 Airplane Performance

Chapter 1 Introduction 3

Chapter 2 Drag Estimation 14

Chapter 3 Propulsion 116

Chapter 4 Airplane Performance 155

Part 2 Airplane Stability and Control

Chapter 5 Static Longitudinal Stability and Control Stick-Fixed 213

Chapter 6 Static Longitudinal Stability and Control Stick-Free 267

Chapter 7 Maneuvering Flight 298

Chapter 8 Directional Stability and Control 315

Chapter 9 Dihedral Effect and Lateral Control 341

Chapter 10 Longitudinal Dynamics 374

Chapter 11 Lateral Dynamics 419

Appendix 475

Index 485

ISBN: 9780471680468
ISBN-10: 047168046X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 15th January 1949
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 16.15  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1