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Details related to the Laboratory ("Flight Testing")
The lecture flight mechanics 1 at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg deals mainly with aircraft performance aspects. In addition, an introduction to stability & control is given. The lecture includes a laboratory: flight testing a 4-seater aircraft.
i Nomenclature ii Standard Data iii Conversion Factors Part 1 Aircraft Performance 1 Introduction to Flight Mechanics and the ISA 1.1 Introduction 1.2 The Atmosphere 1.3 Winds and Gusts 1.4 Mach Number and Flight Speeds 2 Definitions, Background and Aerodynamic Fundamentals 2.1 Notation and Definitions 2.2 Sign Convention 2.3 Aerodynamic Forces and Moments 2.4 Controls for Pitch, Roll and Yaw 2.5 High Lift Devices 3 Aircraft Drag and Drag Power 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Aircraft Drag 3.3 Lift/Drag Ratio 3.4 Minimum Drag 3.5 Minimum Power 3.6 Dependence of Parameters on Airframe Geometry, Weight and Altitude 3.7 Summary of Performance Expressions based on the Parabolic Drag Polar 4 Powerplant Performance 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Turbo-jet 4.3 Turbo-prop 4.4 Piston-propeller 5 Level, Climbing and Descending Flight 5.1 Equations of Motion 5.2 Performance in Level Flight 5.3 Performance in Climbing Flight 5.4 Ceiling (Maximum Altitude) 5.5 Maximum Level Speed 5.6 Performance in Descending (Gliding> Flight 6 Stall, Speed Stability, Turning Performance 6.1 Stall 6.2 Speed Stability 6.3 Turning Performance 7 Range and Endurance 7.1 Turbo-jet Range 7.2 Piston-prop Range 7.3 Turbo-jet Endurance 7.4 Piston-prop Endurance 7.5 Weights, Payload and Range 8 Take-off and Landing Performance 8.1 Takeoff 8.2 Landing 8.3 Aircraft Operations 9 Energy Equations 10 Loads, V-n Diagrams and Flight Envelope 10.1 Loads 10.2 V-n Diagrams 10.3 Flight Envelope Aircraft Stability and Control 11 Elementary Static Longitudinal Stability 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Criteria for Equilibrium and Static Stability 11.3 The Balance and Stability Equations 12 Stick-free and Stick-fixed Conditions 12.1 Tailplane Control definition and Description 12.2 Stick-fixed and Stick-fixed Stability 12.3 Stick-fixed Trim Condition 12.4 Stick-free Trim Condition 13 Longitudinal Manoeuvring Stability 13.1 Pitching Manoeuvre 13.2 Position of Manoeuvre Points 13.3 Determination of Manoeuvre Points from Flight Tests 13.4 Manoeuvre Points in Tums 14 Elementary Static Lateral Stability 14.1 Introduction 14.2 Rolling Moment due to Rate of Roll 14.3 Rolling Moment due to Aileron Deflection 14.4 Rolling Moment due to Sideslip Velocity (unswept wing) 14.5 Autorotation 15 (reserved) 16 Introduction to Dynamic Stability (not copied) 17 Handling Characteristics (to be written later) References Appendix A International Standard Atmosphere Appendix B Miscellaneous Derivations Appendix C Tutorial Questions