Monthly Archives: October 2014

Spin testing – Spin chutes and rockets

Spin testing is definitely a hazardous flight test, but is an essential part of a FAR-23 certification process. For cases of unrecoverable spins encountered during the tests, a Spin Recovery System (SRS) deploying a spin chute is used to stop … Continue reading

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Testing for Oswald factor

As long as you are involved in airplane aerodynamics, either by design or by testing or by any other means, you are surely aware of the span efficiency or Oswald factor “e”. This factor accounts for the difference of a … Continue reading

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SETP Symposium, Anaheim CA, 24-27 Sept 2014

Attended the Annual Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) Symposium at Anaheim California as an exhibitor this time with the ITPS booth. We had the chance to meet some distinguished flight testers, attend some really good presentations and enjoy some … Continue reading

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