Accession Number : ADB157529


Title :   X-29 High Angle-of-Attack Flying Qualities


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 23 May 1989-21 Feb 1991


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA


Personal Author(s) : Webster, Frederick R ; Purifoy, Dana


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/b157529.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 397


Abstract : This program was conducted to evaluate the X-29 configuration at high angle of attack. The flight test objectives were to evaluate the high angle of attack (AOA) flying qualities and to conduct a limited military utility and agility metric test effort with the X-29 number two research aircraft (USAF S/N 820049). These objectives were met. The X-29 was an advanced technology demonstrator aircraft which incorporated a forward swept wing, a thin supercritical airfoil, an aeroelastically tailored composite wing cover, full span flaperons providing variable camber, variable incidence close coupled canards, high longitudinal static instability, a three surface longitudinal control configuration, and a triplex digital flight control system.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING , *RESEARCH AIRCRAFT , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , DEMONSTRATIONS , ANGLE OF ATTACK , VARIABLES , THINNESS , HIGH ANGLES , SWEPTFORWARD WINGS , STATIC STABILITY , CAMBER , SUPERCRITICAL AIRFOILS , AIRCRAFT , COMPOSITE WINGS , DIGITAL SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Research and Experimental Aircraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE