Talk:Flight with disabled controls

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Frozen controls[edit]

St. Clair Streett experienced a flight with disabled controls in 1928, with the controls frozen from extreme cold. The event was written up in Popular Science in the article "Stranded—Seven Miles Up!"

Can this article expand to include this example, and perhaps others of its kind (if they exist)? Right now I do not see an obvious way to incorporate Streett's story. Binksternet (talk) 22:58, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

I don't see an obvious problem with including that story - it fits the subject of the article. Just go ahead and make a new section. - Ahunt (talk) 23:10, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
Okay, here's a stab at it. Binksternet (talk) 00:10, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
I read it, it looks good to me. - Ahunt (talk) 00:28, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Computer controlled aircraft without hydraulic[edit]

I've hear here is a system which can control aircraft without hydraulics. It was NASA PCA project. Better to put info about it into first paragraph. (talk) 09:34, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Throttling up will always raise the nose[edit]

The position of the engines relative to the center of gravity is completely irrelevant. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:45, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Not correct! It is all dependent on the position of the engines vertically versus the vertical centre of gravity. If the engines are mounted high, like on an amphibian, then the application of power will push the nose down, not up. Try it some time! This is exactly why most modern gyroplane designs use high landing gear, to allow prop clearance to permit the engine to be be mounted lower. This allows the prop hub to be on the centre of gravity and thus power application will have no effect on pitch. With the commonly higher mounted engines seen in the past, application of power resulted in the nose being forced down, which is undesirable, particularly when applying a burst of power in the flare on landing. - Ahunt (talk) 15:13, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

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