FTE 103: Fixed-Wing Flight Testing – Stability and Control

FTE 103: Fixed-Wing Flight Testing – Stability and Control

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    Objectives: Fixed Wing Stability and Control reviews the concepts and maneuvers for evaluating and determining the stability and control characteristics of single- and multi-engine aircraft. These concepts will be used to develop test cards and maneuvers for evaluating the stability and control of a Mooney M20K, a Pitts S2B, and a Piper Turbo Saratoga aircraft. Post test data analysis and final test report will be submitted by students.

     

    Textbooks:

    Introduction to Flight Test Engineering, RTO AGARDograph 300, Flight Test Techniques Series – Volume 14, AC/323(SCI-FT3)TP/74

    Flight Testing of Fixed-Wing Aircraft, Ralph D. Kimberlin, AIAA Education Series, ISBN-13 978-1563475641, ISBN-10 1563475642

     

    Curriculum:

    1. Review
      1. Static and Dynamic Longitudinal Stability
      2. Longitudinal Control and Trim
      3. Lateral-Directional Stability
      4. Rolling Performance
      5. Directional Control
      6. Stalls adn stall visualization
      7. Spin Characteristics
      8. Flying Qualities
    2. Test Methods and Maneuvers
      1. Control Pulses
      2. Pushover-Pullup
      3. Roll Reversal
    3. Flight Test Planning
      1. Test Card Development
      2. Instrumentation and Data Methods
      3. Safety Review
      4. Test Briefing
    4. Performance Evaluation
      1. Mooney
      2. Pitts
      3. Saratoga

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