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A LITTLE FLIGHT TEST LABORATORY

Alberto Folchini

Abstract


For many years, at our Department, an activity of ground and flight tests has been in progress. The purpose has been to reproduce, on a smaller scale for teaching aim, all the problems connected with the preparation, the execution and subsequent elaboration of data about flight tests. At first we carried on a cycle of ground and flight tests to investigate the state of loads in "tube and fabric" cables and wings, and sorne tests were made on propellers and the noise correlated by the same. Now, we are assembling digital equipment for hazardous flight tests with unmanned planes, with on board data acquisition system, a video/data link to the ground, and a modified proportional radio control to remotely pilot the plane. This work is intended to describe actual ultralightequipment and the works now in progress.

Keywords


Aerodynamics, Design

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