Yaw damper

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This article is about the aircraft flight control. For railcar yaw dampers, see Yaw damper (railroad).

A yaw damper is a device used on many aircraft (usually jets and turboprops) to damp (reduce) the rolling and yawing oscillations known as the Dutch roll mode.[1] It requires yaw rate sensors and a processor that provides a signal to an actuator connected to the rudder. The use of a yaw damper helps to provide a better ride for passengers. On some aircraft the yaw damper must be operational at all times during flight above a specified altitude.

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  1. ^ "Yaw Dampers Explained". www.boeing-727.com. Retrieved 2016-05-21.