HAVE CHRYSALIS Limited Evaluation of the Stemme S1OV (TG- 11) Motorglider.
Final rept. 2-26 Apr 96,
AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA
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This report presents the flight test results of a limited evaluation of the Stemme Si OV TG-11 motorglider for the USAF Academy. The overall objective of the HAVE CHRYSALIS flight test program was to determine certain performance characteristics deemed critical to the USAF Academy soaring program. Flight testing consisted of performance takeoffs at Edwards AFB, California and Big Bear City Airport, Big Bear, California. The altitude required after losing an engine on takeoff to perform a 180-degree turn to land downwind was measured. Engine start procedures were investigated to determine the time required to restart the engine. Engine out landings were performed to qualitatively evaluate any flying qualities problems. Powered cruise and climb performance were also measured. The data were compared to the flight manual whenever possible.
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