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System Description and Performance Data for the USAF/CAL Variable Stability T-33 Airplane

Report Number: AFFDL TR 70-71
Author: Hall, G. Warren
Author: Huber, Ronald W.
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Lab Inc Buffalo N Y
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-08
Pages: 332
Contract: F33615-69-C-1664
Project: 8219
Task: 821905
AD Number: AD0876626

The USAF/CAL variable stability T-33 airplane is a jet trainer which has been extensively modified for use as a research vehicle. A response-feedback system allows the normal T-33 derivatives to be augmented so that handling qualities of existing airplanes, future airplanes, or hypothetical configurations may be simulated in flight or in a fixed-base ground simulator. The report attempts to provide an updated functional description of the variable stability T-33. The information is presented for setting up a simulation program and for performing calibration procedures. A brief description of the equipment and airplane systems is also included.

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