Unformatted text preview: As a pilot, which do you consider the most critical? AER210
1. Pitch Stability what factors affect it? Location of Cg and AC (Aerodynamic Center)
► 1. Wing Type
2. What is AC?
How does it contribute to (or detract from) stability?
Swept vs. straight, high mount versus low Length of moment between CG and Elevator
► Engine mount above / below Cg
Angle of engine mount to compensate for location AER210
AER210 Effects of each component on stability (pitch, roll or directional)
► Fuselage (directional) ► Vertical fin (directional)
► Wings (pitch & roll) ► Rudder (directional) ► Engine(s) (pitch & directional)
► Horizontal Stabilizer (pitch) ► Canard (pitch & [in some cases] roll) AER210
► Next class: Anhedral & dihedral Strakes, dorsal and ventral fins Canards Compensating for variable sweep and AC Dutch Roll Minimum controllable airspeed...
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- Spring '13
- aerodynamic center, Pitch Stability