Configurational and Instrumentation Aspects of the Flight Test Gyroplane G-ABCD. Aero Dept Int. Rep No. 9713

Spathopoulos, V., Thomson, D. and Houston, S. (1997) Configurational and Instrumentation Aspects of the Flight Test Gyroplane G-ABCD. Aero Dept Int. Rep No. 9713. Technical Report. Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

In the following report a quantitative description of the Montgomerie G-ABCD gyroplane configuration and instrumentation will be presented. This light gyroplane has been acquired by the department in order to enhance the research in the field of rotorcraft flight dynamics. The aircraft configuration is based on a conventional two seater design, with the second seat modified so as to accommodate the instrumentation to be used for the data acquisition. The intention of this report is to document the configuration properties of the airframe such as its dimensions, its weight and balance and aerodynamic properties in order to later on use them as an input to a rotorcraft simulation program. It is also intended to provide an overview of the elements comprising the data acquisition system to be used for the research together with information regarding the manufacturers of the components. The report does not intend to form a detailed document but to serve as a general reference and guide to the aircraft and its instrumentation.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Technical Report)
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Houston, Dr Stewart and Thomson, Dr Douglas
Authors: Spathopoulos, V., Thomson, D., and Houston, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Publisher:Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 1997 Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Department

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