High-Alpha Flight Dynamics Research on the X-29 Configuration Using Dynamic Model Test Techniques 881420
High-angle-of-attack flight dynamics of the X-29 configuration were studied using dynamic model test techniques. These tests identified phenomena including wing rock, spins, and tumbling which dominate the high-α behavior of the configuration and define its usable flight envelope. Results of these tests have been used to design flight control concepts to minimize adverse behavior. Planned high-angle-of-attack flight tests of the X-29 airplane will provide an opportunity to validate the model predictions.
Citation: Croom, M., Whipple, R., Murri, D., Grafton, S. et al., "High-Alpha Flight Dynamics Research on the X-29 Configuration Using Dynamic Model Test Techniques," SAE Technical Paper 881420, 1988, https://doi.org/10.4271/881420. Download Citation
Mark A. Croom, Raymond D. Whipple, Daniel G. Murri, Sue B. Grafton, David J. Fratello
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
Aerospace Technology Conference and Exposition