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How can I control the flight path angle (or the ROC) with throttle in Simulink?

Instead of using two separate loops for controlling the elevator and thrust, I would recommend to use the TECS (Total Energy Control System) algorithm which simultaneously controls the elevator and ...
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How can I control the flight path angle (or the ROC) with throttle in Simulink?

can I still get some physics advice? With aircraft it is far easier to control pitch to the horizon (therefor the aircraft flight path descending, level, or climbing) with throttle control. The ...
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How can I control the flight path angle (or the ROC) with throttle in Simulink?

Commercial solutions to this problem are often pretty complicated but the core is similar to what you're suggesting with thrust target = sin(flight path angle target)*W - predicted drag. Some catches: ...
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why stabilator has a lower travel limit for down movements?

Stabilator angle determines angle-of-attack of the main wing, since it trims the balance of forces in pitch to set the wing AOA that the static stability forces of the "system" (the wing and ...
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why stabilator has a lower travel limit for down movements?

The purpose of these design limits is to prevent the pilot from inadvertently overcontrolling and overstressing the aircraft during normal maneuvers. The quote is from a FAA document The limits are ...
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why stabilator has a lower travel limit for down movements?

Most aircraft can handle higher positive G loading than negative, which allows more "up" stabilator than down. Also, most aircraft center of gravity limits are such that the stabilator has ...
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