Monthly Archives: March 2014

Preliminary study on a VSS project

Variable Stability Systems (VSS) or later known as In-flight simulators are aircraft capable of establishing various stability characteristics by modifying the gains in their control laws. These aircraft serve research, training and evaluation purposes and have been flying for over … Continue reading

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Mach number calculation from calibrated airspeed and pressure altitude

In many performance analyses, the calculation of Mach number is required as a function of Vc (calibrated airspeed) and Hp (pressure altitude). While flight test textbooks include all the analysis steps in form of mathematical formulas, for this specific step … Continue reading

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