Airplane Basic Equations of Motion and Open-Loop Dynamics
The goal of this Chapter is to present fundamental background information related to the derivation of the basic equations of motion of a traditional airplane, explain how the airplane’s position and orientation are determined with respect to a reference frame (Earth-fixed inertia reference frame), derive the aerodynamic forces that act on the airplane, define the corresponding control angles, and conclude with derivation of the open-loop dynamics. The material included in this Chapter is a very concise version of what may be found in any related textbook, and follows the same notation and derivation approach described in the references.
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