Accession Number : ADA320789

Title :   Cessna 150/Lycoming O-320-E2D Limited Performance Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 3 Jul 95-16 May 96,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO DEPT OF AERONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Erb, Russell E. ; Fernand, Jean M.

PDF Url : ADA320789

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 180

Abstract : This report presents the results of a limited performance evaluation of the USAF Academy Cadet Competition Flying Team Cessna 150. Each aircraft was fitted with a Lycoming 0-320-E2D engine of 150 horsepower. The general objective of this evaluation was to determine the modified Cessna 150 performance characteristics for purposes of generating flight manual performance charts. Flight test data were reduced and used to develop a computer model of the aircraft using the Reciprocating Engine and Propeller Modeling Program (RPM). This computer model was then used to create performance charts and tabulated data for the flight regimes tested for inclusion in the next update of the Flight Manual. No changes to existing Flight Manual performance speeds were recommended. Additional testing was recommended to investigate any performance differences between airframes and to further validate the performance charts presented in this report.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING, *AIRCRAFT ENGINES, *RECIPROCATING ENGINES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, PILOTS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, TAKEOFF, AIRSPEED, FUEL CONSUMPTION, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, LEVEL FLIGHT, FLIGHT SPEEDS, DESCENT, AERIAL PROPELLERS, APPROACH, CLIMBING.

Subject Categories : Reciprocating and Rotating Engines
      Training Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE