|Object Type:||Signal/Data Processor|
|Object Name:||Yaw Damper Computer|
|Year of Manufacture:||1968|
|Location:||Rack RAA01 [Main Store]|
Yaw Damper Computer
Type No 6310-A-2
Ser. No 169/68
Date assessed 30 Oct 2013
Owner VVC10 Defence IPT
In order to enhance the basic stability of the aircraft against dutch roll each autopilot system incorporates a yaw damper which is operative when the autopilot is engaged. In the event of failure of both dampers a third completely independent (Standby) yaw damper is available which may be engaged at any time. The Standby Damper drives the upper rudder surface under conditions where the ELRAT (Emergency Ram-Air Turbo-alternator) is operating.
This was an Elliott design (not a Bendix licenced design) and was delivered for the very first flight of the VC-10 from Weybridge as yaw damping was deemed critical.
The Component Location label shows that this unit contained the module types: SA-541; SA-532; SA-514; 6307-A-1 & 6859.