Accession Number : AD0652926

Title :   FLIGHT TEST INSTRUMENTATION FOR V/STOL AIRCRAFT,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Bruning,G.

Report Date : APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The flight testing of V/STOL aircraft involves the measurement of certain quantities, some of which are the same as for conventional aircraft. Where the quantities are different, those concerned in the V/STOL field have tackled the new problems in their own way. General aspects are considered, some illustrative examples are given, the physical quantities of interest in V/STOL testing are discussed, and recording methods are described. Finally, an attempt is made to suggest an optimum instrumentation. It is concluded that most of the quantities of interest can be measured by conventional methods, whereas others, such as low horizontal speeds, altitude, and rate of climb and descent, present difficulties. There is an obvious demand for lighter airborne equipment than is available at present. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT TESTING), (*VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT TESTING), (*FLIGHT TESTING, INSTRUMENTATION), OPTIMIZATION, TEST METHODS, AIRBORNE, RECORDING SYSTEMS, TEST EQUIPMENT, FRANCE

Subject Categories : V/STOL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE