1985-04-01

A Full-Time Yaw Damper for the Starship Flying Scale Prototype 850912

A flight test yaw damper for Dutch roil damping improvement has been designed for the Starship flying scale prototype. An analytical study was also performed using linear analysis of a wide variety of flight conditions. Flight test results confirmed a noticeable improvement in ride qualities with the yaw damper engaged. An unexpected benefit was improved directional handling qualities during deep-stall testing.

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