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The goal of the Contrails project is to help preserve and disseminate the technical record of 20th century aerospace research, highlighting in particular the research endeavors of the Illinois Tech community.

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136 reports

Spin and Recovery Tests of a 1/28-Scale Model of the YF-93A Airplane

Author(s): Rose, Eugene S., Jr.; Parker, Dan M.
Corporate Author: Flight Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-206
AD Number: AD0014890
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Rigid Tow Bar for C-82 Type Aircraft

Author(s): Arthur G. Jones
Corporate Author: Flight Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1952
Report Number: WADC TR 52-167
AD Number: AD0004527
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Aeroelasticity In Stability And Control


Corporate Author: J. B. Rea compnay
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 55-173
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Handbook Of Instructions For Experimentally Determining The Moments Of Inertia And Product O Finertia Of Aircraft By The Spring Oscillation Method

Author(s): Claude R. Woodward
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 55-415
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Hydraulic Servo Control Valves-Part 5, Analog Simulation, Pressure Control, And High-Temperature Test Facility Design

Author(s): Leslie R. Axelrod; Delmar R. Johnson; Wayne L. Kinney
Corporate Author: Cook Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 55-29 Part 5
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Hydraulic Servo Control Valves Part VI Research On Electrohydraulic Servo Valves Dealing With Oil Contamination, Life And Reliability, Nuclear Radiation And Valve Testing

Author(s): W. L. Kinney; E. R. Schumann; P. A. Weiss
Corporate Author: Cook Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 55-29 Part 6
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Study And Development Of Magnetic Amplifier Controlled Servo Systems. Part II. Superimposed Magnetization In Materials With Rectangular Hysteresis Loops

Author(s): Charles B. Wakeman
Corporate Author: Yale University
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 56-199 Part 2
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Study And Development Of Magnetic Amplifier Controlled Servo Systems. Part I. The Theory Of control Of Magnetic Amplifier

Author(s): Richard Clark Barker
Corporate Author: Yale Univesity
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 56-199 Part 1
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Longitudinal Airplane Dynamics Wind Tunnel Test Equipment

Author(s): O. B. Tufts; G. R. Duryea, Jr.; R. C. MacArthur; A. H. Zimmerman
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 55-184
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A Development of the Longitudinal Dynamic Equations of Motion of an Aircraft at the Absolute Ceiling

Author(s): Alfred C. Robinson; Bernard J. Doody
Corporate Author: Flight Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1955
Report Number: WADC TR 55-210
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The Air Force Program For Improved Flight Instrumentation

Author(s): Lawrence C. Wright, Captain, USAF
Corporate Author: Flight Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 56-582
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The Effects Of Engine Angular Momentum On An Airplane's Longitudinal And Lateral-Directional Dynamic Stability

Author(s): Bernard H. Paiewonsky
Corporate Author: Flight Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 56-225
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Magnetic Servo Amplifliers For Flight Control Systems

Author(s): Max Frank, J. R. Walker
Corporate Author: Wayne Engineering Research Institute, Wayne University
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 56-271
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Dynamic Response Of Human Operators

Author(s): Duane T. McRuer, Ezra Krendel
Corporate Author: Control Specialists, Inc. and Laboratories For Research And Development, Franklin Institute
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 56-524
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Methods For Estimating Aeroelastic Effects On Subsonic Lateral-directional Stability Derivitives Of Aircraft

Author(s): George L. Cahen, Albert E. Preyss
Corporate Author: Glenn L. Martin Company
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 56-345
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The Effects Of Structural Elasticity On Aircraft Control Systems

Author(s): Vincent W. Howard
Corporate Author: Aeroelastic And Structures Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 56-166
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Study And Development Of Magnetic Amplifier Controlled Servo Systems. Part III. The Coordinated Design Of Magnetic Amplifiers And Motors

Author(s): Allen R. Perrins
Corporate Author: Yale University
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 56-199 Part 3
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Study And Development Of Magnetic Amplifier Controlled Servo Systems. Part IV. Diverse Topics: Magnetic Frequency Multipliers, Two Phase Servo, Relay Servo, Input Circuits, Coupling Networks

Author(s): R. C. Barker, C. B. Wakeman, A. R. Perrins
Corporate Author: Yale University
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 56-199 Part 4
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Study And Development Of Magnetic Amplifier Controlled Servo Systems. Part V. Summary And Recommendations

Author(s): Richard Clark Barker
Corporate Author: Yale University
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 56-199 Part 5
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Simulation Study Of Control Of An Aircraft At Or Near The Absolute Ceiling

Author(s): Alfred C. Robinson, James W. Early, Bernard J. Doody
Corporate Author: Flight Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 56-39
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Multi-Input Hydraulic Actuator For B-47B Elevator Control

Author(s): I. N. Hutchingson, H. Miller
Corporate Author: Aeronautical Equipment Division, Sperry Gyroscope Company
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TR 56-248
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A Method for Estimating Damping Derivatives of VTOL Aircraft in Transition and Hovering Flight

Author(s): Bernard H. Paiewonsky
Corporate Author: Flight Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TN 56-410
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Investigation of a Technique for Improving Aircraft Response Using a Complementary Optimum-Response Model

Author(s): Raymond R. Rath
Corporate Author: Flight Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 9/1/1956
Report Number: WADC TN 56-475
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Summary Of Component Failure Rate And weighting Function Data And Their Use In Systems Preliminary Design

Author(s): Donald E. Johnston, Duane T. McRuer
Corporate Author: Control Specialists Division, Kelsey-Hayes
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 57-668
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Boundary Layer Control Applied To Tail Surfaces Of A Aircraft . Part II: Final Report

Author(s): W. M. Gersten, W. D. Wise
Corporate Author: Cessna Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 57-741 Part 2
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Boundary Layer Control Applied To Tail Surfaces Of Aircraft . Part I: Wind Tunnel Report

Author(s): L. L. Leisher, W. M. Gertsen
Corporate Author: Cessna Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 57-741 Part 1
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A Study of the Nature of Atmospgeric Trubulence Based Upon Flight Measurement of the Gust Velocity Components

Author(s): None Given
Corporate Author: Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1957
Report Number: WADC TR 57-259
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A Study Of Angle-of-attack Angle-of-sideslip Pitot-static Probes

Author(s): Frederick O. Smetana, Jay Wm. Stuart, Jr.
Corporate Author: University Of Southern California
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-234
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Human Pilot Dynamic Response In Flight And Simulator

Author(s): Edward Seckel, Ian A. M. Hall
Corporate Author: James Forrestal Research Center, Princeton University
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-520
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Approximate Airframe Transfer Functions And Application To A Single Sensor Control Systems

Author(s): Irving L. Ashkenas, Duane T. McRuer
Corporate Author: Kelsey-Hayes Co.
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-82
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An Analytical Study Of The Dynamics Of Spinning Aircraft. Part 1. Flight Test Data Analyses And Spin Claculations

Author(s): John H. Wykes, Gilbert R. Casteel, Richard A. Collins
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-381 Part 1
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An Analytical Study Of The Dynamics Of Spinning Aircraft. Part 2. Wind Tunnel Tests

Author(s): John H. Wykes, Gilbert R. Casteel, Richard A. Collins
Corporate Author: North American Aviation, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-381 Part 2
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An Analytical Method for the Classification of Flow Areas of Supersonic Wings

Author(s): Frank M. Mallett
Corporate Author: Flight Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1960
Report Number: WADC TR 58-669
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The Operation Of Manned Spacecraft

Author(s): Harold E. Bamford, Lewis F. Hanes, Malcolm L. Ritchie; Summitt E. Wilson
Corporate Author: Ritchie And Associates, Inc; Lear, Inc
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-225
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The Air Force Integrated Flight Instrument Panel

Author(s): Constantine Svimonoff
Corporate Author: Flight Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-431
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A Study Of Cockpit Display Requirements For VTOL Airplanes

Author(s): N. W. Tillinghast; Bion E. Henderson
Corporate Author: The Ryan Aeronautical Co.
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-58
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Integrated Instruments - A Fuel System Indicator For Fighter - Bomber Aircraft

Author(s): A. M. Baciak; J. W. Wild
Corporate Author: Cook Electric Company
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-212
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Supersonic Aeroelastic Effects on Static Stability and Control Part I. - Aerodynamics Volume II

Author(s): Melvin B. Zisfein; Vincent W. Donato; Robert F. Farrell
Corporate Author: Bell Aircraft Coporation
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-95 Part 1 Volume 2
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Study of Servo System Failure Warning Devices Pertaining to Remote Aircraft Servoed Instruments

Author(s): F. Blancke Sylvander; Patrick J. Perna
Corporate Author: Eclipse-Pioneer Division, Bendix Aviation Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/31/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-577
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A Summary of Trim System Problems, Investigations, Considerations and Corrective Actions

Author(s): Richard Hollingsworth
Corporate Author: Flight Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 58-439
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Investigation of Free-Stream Pressure and Stagnation Pressure Measurement from Transonic and Supersonic Aircraft: Final Report

Author(s): Frederick O. Smetana
Corporate Author: University of Southern California Engineering Center
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 55-238
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A Further Study of Angle-of-Sideslip Pitot-Static Probes

Author(s): Frederick O. Smetana; Jack W. Headley
Corporate Author: University of Southern California Engineering Center
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1958
Report Number: WADC TR 57-234 Part 2
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Proceedings Of The Self Adaptive Flight Control Systems Symposium

Author(s): P. C. Gregory
Corporate Author: Flight Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1959
Report Number: WADC TR 59-49
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The Determination Of Lateral Handling Quality Requirements From Airframe-Human Pilot System Studies

Author(s): Irving L. Ashkenas; Duane T. McRuer
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1959
Report Number: WADC TR 59-135
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Hydraulic Servo Control Valves-Part 7 Design For Improved Reliability, Tolerable Oil Contamination Level Standards, And Nuclear Reactor Irradiation Test Results

Author(s): Wayne L. Kinney; Phillip A. Weiss; Eugene P. Schumann
Corporate Author: Cook Research Laboratories
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1959
Report Number: WADC TR 55-29 Part 7
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Thermal Effects On Static Aeroelastic Stability And Control

Author(s): James F. Quinn; Donald Turrentine; Richard H. Gallagher
Corporate Author: Fligth Control Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1959
Report Number: WADD TR 60-229
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Thermal Effects on Static Aeroelastic Stability and Control: Part I. Methods of Predictin Structral Temperatures Due to Aerodynamic Heating

Author(s): Arthur H. Blessing; Arnold J. Hanawalt
Corporate Author: Bell Aircraft Corporation
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1959
Report Number: WADC TR 58-378
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Table of Contents


Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1961
Report Number: WADC TR 59-49 p. i-v
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Introduction


Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1961
Report Number: WADC TR 59-49 p. 1-3
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Welcome

Author(s): Grohs, W. L.
Corporate Author: Wright Air Development Center
Laboratory: Flight Control Laboratory
Date of Publication: 3/1/1961
Report Number: WADC TR 59-49 p. 5
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