The team conducted its second test flight for the semester on 4/29. The focus for this flight was gathering pressure data using the pitot tube installed on the AL37 aircraft. The results were that the aircraft's airspeed averaged 59 mph, hitting a maximum of 70 mph mid-flight. This flight was conducted at roughly 50% throttle. [caption id="attachment_656" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 1: AL37 aircraft on the runway, with pitot tube and Pixhawk installed[/caption] [caption id="attachment_657" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Figure 2: AL37 mid-flight during flight test 2[/caption] The team was unable to receive GPS data due to an outage at the time of the flight. As a result, any altitude data is unusable. The aircraft otherwise saw no issues during the flight.
The team conducted the first test flight of the semester on Saturday, April 9th, utilizing the AL37 aircraft. The goal was to conduct a test flight with the new Pixhawk implementation and utilize the QGroundControl software to gather energy consumption data, with the aircraft at steady-level flight. The electronics system performed as expected and the team saw no disconnection issues between the ground computer and the Pixhawk in the air. The flight lasted for roughly 4 minutes 30 seconds before the battery was reported going low and the aircraft was brought in for a landing. [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://m2i.aere.iastate.edu/boeingelectric/files/2022/04/20220409_121606.mp4"][/video] The flight revealed some issues that we can improve on with the AL37. These issues include making some adjustments to the wings, fixing some issues with the flaps, and putting…
Freewing AL37 Control Aircraft VS BEF's carbon fiber model VS BEF's future modified AL37.
[pdf-embedder url="https://m2i.aere.iastate.edu/boeingelectric/files/2021/12/Boeing-Experimental-Flight-Final-Presentation-F21.pdf" title="Boeing Experimental Flight Final Presentation F21"] Final Presentation for Fall 2021.
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Attached below are links and files for Boeing Electric Flight's final presentation and executive summary: Final Design Review Presentation: https://iastate.box.com/s/u8ly3tow1z3bvi6bdi3eplvasmcz2yu1 Final Design Review Executive Summary: Boeing Electric Flight Final Executive Summary
Attached below are files for Boeing Electric Flight's mid-term presentation and executive summary: Mid-Term Design Review Presentation: Boeing Electric Flight Mid-Term Mid-Term Design Review Executive Summary: Boeing Electric Flight Mid-Term Executive Summary
From Left to Right: Robert Schorr, Joseph Weikert, Matthew Kreul, Garrett McCrea, Alex Britton, Drake Stuesse, Garrett Maakestad, Tyler Mains, Connor Montang, Joshuah King, Jarod Gill, Jason Kelly, Matthew Nord, and Alexander Kogut Not Pictured: Michala Ouverson, John Nownes, and John Ludeman
From left to right: Backrow: John Nownes, Tyler Mains, Jarod Gil, Andrew Fogelis, Sean Flading, Benjamin Frecking, Michala Ouverson, Alex Britton Front Row: Vince Momot, Austin McIntyre, Robert Schorr, Joshuah King, Garret Maakestad, Stephanie Jou, Drake Stuesse