Accession Number : ADA305155

Title :   Investigation of Low Cost Foam Techniques for Fabrication of Mini-RPV's.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : CENTRO CORP DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Earley, Duane E.

PDF Url : ADA305155

Report Date : SEP 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This memorandum describes and reports the results from a development program conducted by the Mini-RPV Group of the Aeromechanics Division of the Flight Dynamics Laboratory to define techniques for the low-cost production of mini-RPV's. Areas covered include the applicability of very low-density structural foams, and reinforced plastics, exploration of methods and parameters relating to structural foam, fabrication of usable mini-RPV component parts, and an initial assessment of alternate and complementary materials and techniques. Conclusions and recommendations are also presented. (AN)

Descriptors :   *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, *FOAM, *REINFORCED PLASTICS, FIBERGLASS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, LOW COSTS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, FABRICATION, FUSELAGES, LIGHTWEIGHT, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, LOW DENSITY, BULKHEADS, EPOXY RESINS, SKIN(STRUCTURAL), AIRCRAFT PANELS, AILERONS, AERIAL RUDDERS, VERTICAL STABILIZERS, URETHANES, MOLDING TECHNIQUES.

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE