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Stability: Ability of aircraft to return to it’s starting point/steady state conditions/etc. without pilot input. Don’t want too stable, because then it’s hard to maneuver. Maneuverability: Ability of an aircraft to be moved, with pilot input. Controllability: How easily an aircraft moves, with pilot input. Static Stability: Not moving. The ability of an object to return to its equilibrium state after being disturbed Dynamic Stability: In flight. The way the object moves after being disturbed Positive Stability: Disruption works itself out, and eventually stops. Negative Stability: Disruption gets worse as time goes on. Neutral Stability: Disruption neither increases nor decreases over time. Positive Dynamic: How it acts after it’s been disrupted. Types of Stability:
Around the lateral axis, therefore stability of the longitudinal axis.