PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT STUDY OF A PRESSURIZED SAILPLANE.
Technical rept. (final).
INSTITUT FUER SEGELFLUGFORSCHUNG FREIBURG IM BREISGAU (WEST GERMANY)
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The preliminary design of a sailplane with pressurized cabin is outlined to the following principles 1 Light alloy construction by reason of stresses and low temperature conditions. 2 Auxiliary power plant to reach the operational altitude independent from towing aircraft and favourable weather conditions. 3 Development of an auxiliary turbine for driving the fresh air compressor, the generator and for heating resp. cooling the cabin. A compromise solution would be the installation of a windmill, which does not seriously affect the performances of the sailplane. In this case the cabin heating must be guaranteed by a thermite-coridon-mixture. 4 Retractable undercarriage combined with skid. 5 Jettisonable cabin with stabilizing parachute. 6 Double skin and perspex in the pressure cabin. Author
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