Monday, August 30, 2010

Testing Safe Positions

Some "postmortem" tests on the crashed airframe before it gets scrapped for parts.

A homemade wind tunnel like device constructed from a air compressor gun, outfitted with a string of yarn to show path the air flow. Plus a straight carbon fiber stick to show deflection.

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Test on the wing (obviously)

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Test on the tail (obviously)

Noted, this measurements are far from being perfectly accurate (though they were fun to produce), but they will serve as a base to tweak the model of desired plane's attitude compared to the angle of attack.

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