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Roto-Stabilizer for Superb Pitch-Related Post-Stall Maneuvers and STOL

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DOI: 10.4236/aast.2018.33005    464 Downloads   943 Views


Stabilizers and their control surfaces are vital components in maneuvering an airplane during flight. However, a shortcoming of stabilizers is that they require airstream or propeller wash for them to work properly. In this work, we propose the concept of roto-stabilizer as viable substitution for conventional horizontal stabilizer. A key benefit of the proposed technique is its ability to exert powerful moment in the absence of forward airspeed or propeller wash. Proof of principle is demonstrated via computer simulations. Results reveal that new aerobatic maneuvers are made possible. Furthermore, when implemented in canard configuration, it is possible to achieve ultra-STOL and VTOL.

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Poh, C. and Poh, C. (2018) Roto-Stabilizer for Superb Pitch-Related Post-Stall Maneuvers and STOL. Advances in Aerospace Science and Technology, 3, 61-70. doi: 10.4236/aast.2018.33005.

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