Airplane rigging has a large influence on aircraft performance and is often
the most easily changed. This manual on airplane rigging continues on where most
manuals and instructions leave off, and provides some answers to the many
questions that arise when building or rigging an airplane.
The factors driving the various rigging geometries are discussed, and methods
and tools of measurement are illustrated for many different situations and
For the homebuilder, the techniques, tools, and procedures given in this book
may be used both during and after the construction process. This information is
intended to supplement the kit or plans for an aircraft. This manual also
discusses experimenting with the rigging of an airplane to increase performance
and control in a particular phase of flight.
The maintenance technician of certificated aircraft will find the tools and
techniques provided here to be useful in daily shop operations. Troubleshooting
rigging problems can be a frustrating and drawn out process. Older aircraft
often lack comprehensive maintenance data and their overall structural designs
and hardware are no longer commonly used in aircraft construction. This manual
discusses many of those factors.
For the pilot, this manual gives insight to the rigging factors driven by
design, and provides the language to describe the behavior of the aircraft in
unambiguous terms to the mechanic.
Airplane Rigging Table of Contents Chapter 1 Airplane Geometry and Definitions
Chapter 2 Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics Affecting Rigging
Chapter 3 Rigging Tools
Chapter 4 Factors in Rigging
Chapter 5 Initial Rigging
Chapter 6 Correcting Rigging Problems
Chapter 7 Vibration
Chapter 8 Powerplant Rigging
Chapter 9 Aeroelasticity and Control Surface Mass Balancing
Chapter 10 Landing Gear Rigging and Vibration
Chapter 11 Biplane Rigging
Appendix A Math for Rigging
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Airplane Rigging Aircraft Technical Book Company 0977489655 vex aviation The factors driving the various rigging geometries are discussed, and methods and tools of measurement are illustrated.