Code of Federal Regulations

Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
Volume: 1Date: 2021-01-01Original Date: 2021-01-01Title: Section § 25.181 - Dynamic stability.Context: Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space. CHAPTER I - FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. SUBCHAPTER C - AIRCRAFT. PART 25 - AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES. Subpart B - Flight. - Stability.
§ 25.181 Dynamic stability. (a) Any short period oscillation, not including combined lateral-directional oscillations, occurring between 1.13 V SR and maximum allowable speed appropriate to the configuration of the airplane must be heavily damped with the primary controls— (1) Free; and (2) In a fixed position. (b) Any combined lateral-directional oscillations (“Dutch roll”) occurring between 1.13 V SR and maximum allowable speed appropriate to the configuration of the airplane must be positively damped with controls free, and must be controllable with normal use of the primary controls without requiring exceptional pilot skill. [Amdt. 25-42, 43 FR 2322, Jan. 16, 1978, as amended by Amdt. 25-72, 55 FR 29775, July 20, 1990; 55 FR 37607, Sept. 12, 1990; Amdt. 25-108, 67 FR 70827, Nov. 26, 2002]
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