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UAS CoG Flight Test (MANUAL Mode)

The effects of CoG changes are tested.

  • 1. Ground handling. (a) Aircraft speed and direction controllable on ground, (b) UAV can idle and remain stationary on a grass surface suitable for takeoff without intervention,
  • (c) control can be maintained in a fast taxi situation, (d) undercarriage is serviceable, and (e) no loss of aircraft control signal.
  • 2. Aircraft handling and performance at takeoff, low-speed flight, cruise, high-speed flight, and landing to a satisfactory level and as per previous flight test.
  • 3. Move CoG to its maximum forward position. (a) CoG correct and predicted at specified fraction of chord from leading edge, and (b) known mass added at specified forward location.
  • 4. Aircraft handling and performance at takeoff, low-speed flight, cruise, high-speed flight, and landing to a satisfactory level and as per previous flight test.
  • 5. Move CoG to its maximum rearward position. (a) CoG correct and predicted at specified fraction of chord from leading edge, and (b) known mass added at specified rearward location.
  • 6. Aircraft handling and performance at takeoff, low-speed flight, cruise, high-speed flight, and landing satisfactory as per previous flight test.

Did the UAV fly suitably and as predicted?

 
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