Flight Testing Lab
|Contact||Moritz Speckmaier, M.Sc.|
|Language of Instructions||German or English|
|Language of Materials||German and English|
|Type / ECTS||Lab Course / 4 (Elective Lab Module)|
Winter and Summer Semester
|Time and Place (2022W)||
Lecture: Fridays, 10:00 – 12:30, MW3618 (TUM-Online)
Five introductory sessions are scheduled at the beginning of the semester. A final session will be planned after consultation with the participants. The sessions are mandatory for all participants. Further dates for the preparation of the flight test and the optional test flight are scheduled individually.
Aircraft Performance or Introduction to Flight Mechanics and Control is required.
|Content / Educational Objectives||
The Flight Testing Lab provides an exceptional hands-on experience on the theory from numerous lectures. Students will determine key flight performance and flight characteristics of a small aircraft. This gives students the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge from the field of aircraft performance and flight dynamics, stability and control in practice and to learn the basics of flight test engineering. As part of the flight test preparation, students learn how to shape the theoretically thinkable into operationally feasible test manoeuvers and create flight test cards. During the execution of the test flight, the students gain insight into flight practice and learn how to use measurement equipment to record experimental data. After the flight, they gain experience in working with experimental data and communicating results. The data obtained are evaluated by the students and compiled in a report.
|Teaching Methods / Materials||
Comprehensive lecture notes, videos, hands-on ground experiments and an optional test flight in a small aircraft.
All student activities are evaluated. Major items are the flight test cards, the written report and the oral presentation of the findings.
Will be provided during the course.