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Gyroplane Longitudinal Flight Dynamics

Duda, Holger and Pruter, Insa and Deiler, Christoph and Oertel, Henrik and Zach, Adolf (2011) Gyroplane Longitudinal Flight Dynamics. CEAS 3rd Air and Space Conference, 24.-28. Okt. 2011, Venedig, Italien.

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This paper describes recent research activities at DLR´s institute of flight systems on the flight dynamics and performance of modern lightweight gyroplanes. The main causes of hazardous situations or accidents with gyroplanes are discussed. DLR´s gyroplane simulation model is presented briefly; it contains subsystems for the gyroplane body and rotor aerodynamics, the landing gear, the engine/propeller, the control system, and the environment. A special flight test program has been conducted with a gyroplane of the type MTOsport operated at DLR to gather data for model validation. The model validation process aiming at the application in a flight simulator for pilot training is described briefly. The flight stability and controllability is analyzed by means of eigenvalues and transfer functions. Some often discussed topics are investigated like the effect of the tail plane, the vertical location of the propeller thrust line in relation to the centre of gravity and the issue of pilot involved oscillations.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Gyroplane Longitudinal Flight Dynamics
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Duda, HolgerDLR-FS
Pruter, InsaDLR-FS
Deiler, ChristophDLR-FS
Oertel, HenrikDLR-FV
Zach, AdolfDLR-FV
Date:25 November 2011
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:flight dynamics, gyroplane, handling qualities, modeling and simulation
Event Title:CEAS 3rd Air and Space Conference
Event Location:Venedig, Italien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:24.-28. Okt. 2011
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Laser Research and Technology
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Test Instrumentation and Support
Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Deposited By: Tanja Bracke
Deposited On:22 Nov 2011 12:12
Last Modified:18 Jan 2012 11:16

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