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2020-10-01

Flying-V Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

A team of researchers, engineers and a drone pilot of TU Delft recently travelled to an airbase in Germany for the first test flight of the scaled flight model of the energy-efficient aircraft design called the Flying-V. The project was announced last year together with KLM. After a period of extensive wind tunnel testing and a series of ground tests in the Netherlands, the aircraft had a successful maiden flight.
 
Project leader Dr. Roelof Vos and his team took the 22.5 kg and 3 m wide scale model of the Flying-V for flight tests to the airbase, where they could work together with a team from Airbus. The pilot’s task was to take-off, fly a number of test manoeuvres and approaches until the batteries were nearly empty and land. And he succeeded. 
But testing new technology is never straightforward. The team had a challenging week in which they had to change the centre of gravity of the aircraft and fix the antenna to improve telemetry. 
 
A next step for the team is to use the data collected during the flight for an aerodynamic (software) model of the aircraft. This will make it possible to programme it in a flight simulator to be used in future research.
 

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