Aerospace Marginal stable airplane

  1. What is marginal stable airplane?
  2. jcsd
  3. D H

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    What do you think? This looks like homework, and we do not do your homework for you at this site.
  4. I searched many places but I can't get the meaning of it. Please If you know give me the answer. Please.
  5. A wild guess is that you are facing a poor translation of the German term 'grenzstabil' which means on the border of beeing stable - which is typically when the lift of the wings are only matching the weight of the plane, or it could be the point of minimal speed or maximal upward pointing angle before stalling, etc.

    Just a hint on such language problems - try to search the technical term in your local language Wikipedia. If it is what you are looking for you could be lucky and find the article already translated in the English Wiki with the correct technical wording instead of doing strange Google like translations.

    But I could be completely wrong also ...

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  6. D H

    Staff: Mentor

    Or he could just search for "marginal stability" ...
  7. Why do you offer an answer if you don't know what you're talking about? Do you think this is helpful to the OP?? :confused:
  8. Danger

    Danger 9,663
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    The only times that I've heard the term were in reference to modern warcraft, whose manoeuvrability is so high that computers must be used to control them. The more stability a plane has, the less agility.
  9. D H

    Staff: Mentor

    Let's not help too much here. (So far, OK.) This looks very much like a homework problem, so we should not be giving out answers until the OP shows some work.
  10. Danger

    Danger 9,663
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    Sorry, D H. I figured that a basic definition would be okay so long are there were no technical details. (Actually, I'm not even sure that it's a proper one in the context of the question. :redface:)
  11. D H

    Staff: Mentor

    No problem, Danger. I guess I'm getting a bit jaded by some of the "why should I do any work when I can get the answer for free by hosing the internet with my question" questions. This post, to me, has that look and feel; that a google search yields several hits where someone has asked this very question adds to that feeing.
  12. Danger

    Danger 9,663
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    Quite understandable. I was unaware of that background material.
  13. Because I looked at the only other post he had so far which was about the shallowest angle of glide in aircraft.

    Asuming that both questions could be related and maybe caused by a translation problem ist not such a bad suggestion - as English is not my mother language either I have a little bit experience in this area. But as I already said - I could be totally wrong also.

    OPs then can comment and then the answering is getting much easier.

  14. Well, you were wrong. No offense, but I think you should take down your 'answer'.
  15. Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

    — Voltaire

    I think he is now already sufficiently warned and when I edit it the quotes would be even more confusing for him.
  16. I found the Stability Margin which is the "Distance between the Center of gravity and the Neutral point of airplae". But don't understand how this helps the stability...
  17. Good. Now find out what the Neutral point means, and it will make sense.
  18. I like this quote, I'm going to make it a point to use it in conversation to sound smart tomorrow, lol.
  19. boneh3ad

    boneh3ad 1,883
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    Every time I try to do this, I forget within about 30 minutes.
  20. Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

    — Voltaire
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