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Re: [Phys-L] Teaching systems dynamic and feedback control

On 2014, Nov 14, , at 10:21, John Denker <> wrote:

A: Aviation: The tradeoff between stability and control
has been an issue since Day One. (There were kites and
gliders long before 1903.) There are also issues with
control-system flutter. Also pilot-induced oscillations.
Perkins & Hage _Aircraft Stability and Control_

Reminds me of a downgraded ‘bile by consumer’s Union (reports) due to a steering oscillation. The research team found it was due to a “too heavy” steering wheel (moment of inertia).

bc remembers the steering damper (dash pot) in his VW bug.