Re: Dutch Roll

From:         eertink@nlr.nl (Johan Eertink)
Organization: The National Aerospace Laboratory NLR
Date:         11 Sep 95 21:27:27 
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Andrew Goldfinger (Andy.Goldfinger@aplmail.jhuapl.edu) wrote:

: What I don't know is why it is called "Dutch" roll.  Does anyone know the
: origin of the term?

We were told in aircraft stability and control class, that the movement of
the aircraft in a Dutch roll is very much like the the movement of a skater
on the ice (Not hockey or artistic skating, but the long distance skating).
Now, since this kind of skating is _very_ Dutch, it became known as a Dutch
roll.

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      Johan Eertink                       |                    eertink@nlr.nl
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