Aircraft stability and control

These are notes for third year aerospace engineering students, which introduce the basic concepts of aircraft stability and control, with reasonable attention paid to the human element and how to design the aircraft to make it flyable by a human pilot. They are available as a PDF to be printed on A4 paper. The layout comes from the Tufte document class in LaTeX. A few sample pages are shown below.

Secondary controls: Spitfire

Measuring stick-fixed stability

Aircraft manoeuvre: steady pullout

Aircraft configurations

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This file was last modified on 04 August, 2017.