The weightshift-controlled microlight aeroplane

Gratton, G.B. (2001) The weightshift-controlled microlight aeroplane. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 215, (3), 147-154. (doi:10.1243/0954410011533130).


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Microlight aircraft are increasingly becoming the most popular segment of private aviation. In the United Kingdom the majority (about 2500 of a total fleet of 3500) of these aircraft are of the weightshift class, also known as flexwings or trikes. This paper introduces the main issues involved in the design and operation of this class of aeroplane.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1243/0954410011533130
ISSNs: 0954-4100 (print)
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Keywords: microlight, ultralight, bcar section s, trike, flexwing, weightshift, bmaa
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 21720
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Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:40

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