Books tagged: flight control

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The Story of Self-Repairing Flight Control Systems: NASA and Air Force Partnership to Test SRFCS Damage Adaptive Technology, Intelligent Flight Control System
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 17,990. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is the fascinating story of a little-known futuristic research project which investigated a concept brought to the Dryden Flight Research Center by Kelly Space. Kelly hoped to demonstrate a new approach to satellite launching by towing a rocket to altitude behind a transport airplane.
Touchdown: The Development of Propulsion Controlled Aircraft at NASA Dryden - PCA, Gordon Fullerton, United Air Lines Flight 232 Accident
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 21,500. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This monograph relates the important history of the Propulsion Controlled Aircraft project at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. Spurred by a number of airplane crashes caused by the loss of hydraulic flight controls, a NASA-industry team lead by Frank W. Burcham and C. Gordon Fullerton developed a way to land an aircraft safely using only engine thrust to control the airplane.