1965-02-01

The Search for Stability of the Roll Axis 650385

The long sought desire, of airframe manufacturers, to build stability in an aircraft about its roll axis, is herein dealt with. Stabilizers of various types, employing a variety of sensors, are discussed. Bringing stability to the roll axis brings about a further desire, that of holding a precise heading. The approach of one airframe manufacturer's method to this dual problem is explained in detail.

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