Development of a 1/7-scale F/A-18 UAV for supermaneuverability research by Michael S. Shelton

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ContributionsHoward, Richard M.
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Pagination107 p. ;
Number of Pages107
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Shelton September Thesis Advisor: Richard M. Howard Approved for public release; distribution is urilimited. Calhoun: The NPS Institutional Archive Theses and Dissertations Thesis Collection Development of a 1/7-scale F/A UAV for supermaneuverability research.

Development of a 1/7-scale F/A UAV for supermaneuverability research. Approved for public release; distribution is urilimitedA 1/7-scale F/A Hornet UAV was constructed for use in generic fighter high-angle-of-attack research. The aircraft, purchased as a kit, has been extensively modified to incorporate rudders and trailing edge flapsAuthor: Michael S.

Shelton. DEVELOPMENT OF A 1/7-SCALE F/A UAV FOR SUPERMANEUVERABILITY RESEARCH Thesis Advisor: by Michael S. Shelton September Richard M. Howard Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

Author: Michael S Shelton. A 1/7-scale F/A Hornet UAV was constructed for use in generic fighter high-angle-of-attack research. The aircraft, purchased as a kit, has been extensively modified to incorporate rudders and.

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