Amateur-Built and Ultralight Flight Test Handbook

Amateur-Built and Ultralight Flight Test Handbook

by FAA, Federal Aviation Administration
     
 

Do you want to be a test pilot? Do you want to design and build your own airplane then flight test it? This advisory circular (AC) sets forth suggestions and safety related recommendations to assist amateur and ultralight builders in developing individualized aircraft flight test plans. The AC provides recommendations and suggestions that can be combined with other…  See more details below

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Do you want to be a test pilot? Do you want to design and build your own airplane then flight test it? This advisory circular (AC) sets forth suggestions and safety related recommendations to assist amateur and ultralight builders in developing individualized aircraft flight test plans. The AC provides recommendations and suggestions that can be combined with other sources on test flying (e.g., the aircraft plan/kit manufacturer’s flight testing instructions, other flight testing data). This will assist the amateur/ultralight owner to develop a detailed flight test plan, tailored for their aircraft and resources.


CHAPTER 1. PREPARATION
Section 1. Homework
Section 2. Airport Selection
Figure 1 - Runway Length Chart
Section 3. Emergency Plans and Equipment
Section 4. Test Pilot
Section 5. Medical Facts For Pilots
Section 6. Transporting The Aircraft To the Airport
Section 7. Assembly and Airworthiness Inspection
Section 8. Weight and Balance
Figure 2 - Empty Weight CG .
Figure 3 - Take Off CG .
Figure 4 - Additional Equipment Added
Section 9. Paperwork
Section 10. Powerplant Tests
Section 11. Additional Engine Tests
Section 12. Propeller Inspection
Figure 5 - Propeller Tracking

CHAPTER 2. TAXI TESTS
Section 1. Low Speed Taxi Tests
Section 2. High Speed Taxi Tests

CHAPTER 3. THE FIRST FLIGHT
Section 1. General
Section 2. The Role of the Chase Plane
Section 3. Emergency Procedures
Section 4. First Flight
Section 5. First Flight Procedures

CHAPTER 4. THE FIRST 10 HOURS
Section 1. The Second Flight
Section 2. The Third Flight
Section 3. Hours 4 through 10

CHAPTER 5. EXPANDING THE ENVELOPE
Section 1. General
Section 2. Hours 11 through 20
Figure 6 - Climb Airspeed and Altitude Graph
Figure 7 - Best Rate of Climb Speed Graph
Section 3. Hours 21 through 35: Stability and Control Checks
Figure 8 - Static Stability
Figure 9 - Time
Section 4. A Word or Two About Flutter
Section 5. Spins
Section . Accelerated Stalls

CHAPTER . PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: 3 HOURS TO ———?
Section 1. Maximum Gross Weight Tests
Section 2. Service Ceiling Tests
Section 3. Navigation, Fuel Consumption, and Night Flying

CHAPTER 7. THOUGHTS ON TESTING CANARD TYPE AMATEUR-BUILT AIRCRAFT
Section 1. Canards

CHAPTER 8. ULTRALIGHT AIRFRAME INSPECTION
Section 1. Differences
Section 2. The Test Pilot
Section 3. Pre-flight Airframe Inspection

CHAPTER 9. ULTRALIGHT ENGINE/FUEL SYSTEM INSPECTION
Section 1. Engine Inspection
Section 2. Fuel Systems

CHAPTER 10. ULTRALIGHT TEST FLYING RECOMMENDATIONS
Section 1. Three Recommendations
Section 2. Airport Selection
Section 3. Taxiing
Section 4. First Flight Differences
Section 5. Emergency Procedures

Appendix 1. Sample Checklist for a Condition Inspection

Appendix 2. Addresses for Accident/Incident Information

Appendix 3. Additional References on Flight Testing

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012106049
Publisher:
IndependentFlightInstructors.com
Publication date:
02/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
99
File size:
2 MB

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