Scaled high angle research vehicle (SHARV) program
A flight test research program employing a remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) within high angle of attack range has commenced at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering of Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. The initial flights of the scaled model of the “Bielik” aircraft were made with the aim to correlate RPV and full‐scale flight stall and departure and spin controllability considering the effects of dynamic scaling laws and Reynolds number. The remotely controlled research aircraft, which is powered by a turbine jet engine and equipped with a flight data recording system, proved to be good source of stability and control data at relatively low cost and without additional risk. The research remotely piloted vehicle and results of its initial flights are presented in this paper.
First Published Online: 14 Oct 2010
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