Evaluation methods for handling qualities of small aircraft
A new category of small aircrafts called LSA (Light Sports Aircraft) has been popular in the world. LSA is regarded as new basic aircraft not only for beginner’s flight training but also engineering educational fields. For beginners, easy handling of flight should be important and it is required to establish the quantitative evaluation methodologies of flight handling qualities for the aircraft design. In this study, measurement system of flight control and motion of the aircraft were installed in a motor-glider which specifications are almost same as LSA and relationships between flight control and aircraft motion on basic maneuver. In addition, relationships between aerodynamic derivative coefficients and flight handling qualities were clarified by sensory test with flight simulator.