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Aircraft Motion Analysis

Report Number: FDL TDR 64-70
Author(s): J. A. Thelander
Corporate Author: Douglas Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-03
Pages: 97
Contract: AF 33(616)-6460
Project: 8219
Task: 821902
AD Number: AD0617354

The report is a compilation of coordinate systems, equations, and general relations used in aircraft-motion analysis. The information is useful for comparative evaluation and for preliminary-design work. Simplified and approximate solutions are given for special flight conditions. The material is defined and presented in a form suitable for direct application. Derivation and theoretical development are not emphasized, but sources thereof are named.

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