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Development of The Lockheed L-1011's Flying Stabilizer
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1971 by SAE International in United States
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Longitudinal control on the Lockheed L-1011 is provided by a flying stabilizer. This is the first time such an approach has been used on a United States commercial jet transport.
This paper presents the reasons for the choice of longitudinal control systems, and describes the mechanization of the control system with particular emphasis on how it meets Lockheed's safety standards and the Federal Airworthiness Requirements. The status of the ground and flight development tests is discussed.
CitationWhitmore, C., "Development of The Lockheed L-1011's Flying Stabilizer," SAE Technical Paper 710426, 1971, https://doi.org/10.4271/710426.
- Cathaway R. G., Whitmore C. A., Litrowink I., and Stauffer W. A., “The Lockheed L-1011 Flying Stabilizer.” (LR 22619) Burbank, Calif.: Lockheed-California Company, 1969.