Automatic Flight Control
This book provides an introduction to the pinciples of automatic flight of fixed-wing and rotary wing aircraft. Representative types of aircraft (UK and US) are used to show how these principles are applied in their systems. The revised edition includes new material on automatic flight control systems and helicopters.
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actuator aerodynamic ailerons aircraft attitude airflow airspeed angle of attack applied attitude change attitude signal automatic control system automatic flight control autothrottle axis beam blades centre of gravity circuit collective pitch command signal control column control wheel coupled CT synchro damping datum deflected direction displacement Dutch Roll effect elevator engaged error signal feedback signal fixed-wing aircraft flaps flight control system flight director flight director system function gimbal ring glide path glide slope heading helicopter horizontal stabiliser indicator input knob lift force localiser loop main rotor motor movement operation output phase pilot pilot's control pitch and roll pitch control pointer position precession pressure produced rate gyroscope rate signal result rotation rudder runway selected sensor servo servo amplifier servomechanism servomotor shown in fig sideslip stator sub-channel supplied switch synchro tail rotor thereby torque transmitted trim turn unit velocity vertical gyroscope vertical speed voltage wing yaw rate zero