A good aircraft needs to be stable but not too stable. For a free flight model airplane it is important to have a high degree of stability in all directions. This is because there is no pilot operating the controls. For an actual airplane the controls themselves must counter the stability of the aircraft to change its direction of flight. The controls must do this in a proper and comfortable way This discusses all the factors to be considered in designing an aircraft to have proper stability and control in all three axis.
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