Accession Number:

AD0652926

Title:

FLIGHT TEST INSTRUMENTATION FOR V/STOL AIRCRAFT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The flight testing of VSTOL 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 VSTOL 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 VSTOL 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

Subject Categories:

  • VSTOL

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE