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General Aviation Aircraft Design by Snorri Gudmundsson

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Chapter 23

Miscellaneous Design Notes

Abstract

The chapter presents a number of important topics that do not belong to any particular one of the preceding ones, but rather a number of them. It begins with a presentation of various requirements for control surface design. It also details a method to size ailerons based on roll rate responsiveness and fundamentals of pitch and yaw controls. Then a design checklist designed for GA aircraft is presented. It details a number of important issues, intended to help the project engineer identify crucial capabilities and pitfalls, and how to either design them into the airplane or avoid them. This is followed by a number of examples of possible fixes to faulty aerodynamic characteristics. Since the airplane ...

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