The State of the Art of General Aviation Autopilots: Now and in the Future 810582

The paper presents the results of a study performed under contract with NASA-Langley Research Center to document the state of the art of general aviation (GA) autopilots. The study was conducted to provide NASA-Langley with fundamental, background information about the current status of general aviation autopilot technology. The information presented is based on findings obtained from a general literature search, product literature, visitations and interviews with manufacturers, users, and service centers. Recommendations concerning potential areas of further research are also presented.


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