Flight Performance of the BQM-34A Target Drone with Wing-Tip Mounted Pods.
Final rept. Dec 74-Jun 76,
AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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Flight performance of the BQM-34A aerial target configured with wing tip mounted pods is documented in this report. Aerodynamic analysis along with flight test validation is presented and is used to update charts in the Flight Controller Manual, the Technical Order 21M-BQM-34A-1. Data from 23 flights, representing the clean configuration plus three pod configurations, is presented. The analysis methods, estimating drag increments caused by the pods, are described as well as the data acquisition and processing methods.
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