Flight Testing of the Piper PA-28 Cherokee Archer II Aircraft
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
It is sometimes easily assumed that an experimental measurement will closely mimic the results from an associated theoretical model. The purpose of this project is to determine how close to a theoretical model - involving the component buildup method and the quadratic drag polar assumption - a Piper Archer II will perform in an actual test flight.
During the test flight, the Archer II showed a similar correlation between air speed and performance as the model. The actual performance numbers were, however, consistently lower than their theoretical counterpart.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 24 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-153226OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-153226DiVA: diva2:752136
Master of Science in Engineering - Vehicle Engineering