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AIAA SciTech 2024 Forum


Orlando, FL

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The stick-fixed pitch maneuver point is an important measure of aircraft longitudinal dynamic response and handling quality characteristics, and includes effects of both aerodynamic and inertia properties of the aircraft about the pitch axis. In the present work, the existence of stick-fixed roll and yaw maneuver points is demonstrated, which are determined from the lateral forces, moments, and inertial properties of the aircraft. These stick-fixed roll and yaw maneuver points are directly related to the predicted lateral handling qualities. Example results are included for several aircraft that demonstrate the importance of this parameter when predicting the dynamic response of the aircraft. A better understanding of stick-fixed roll, pitch, and yaw maneuver points can inform aircraft design during early stages to ensure adequate handling qualities for both longitudinal and lateral modes.