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Unformatted text preview: ASE 167M Lab #1: Orientation Flight Author September 10, 2008 Abstract An experiment with the Flight Simulator at the W.R. Woolrich Laboratories at the University of Texas at Austin was done to familiarize ourselves with the simulator. The main objectives of this lab were to become more familiar with the flight simulator by using the instruments to control the flaps, yoke, etc. In order to become familiar with the instruments, a flight was flown that involved the manifold pressure, flaps, and rate of climb. The maximum rate of climb can be determined by both theory and graphical interpretation, as was the maximum flight path angle. The maximum rate of climb from graphical interpretation was 1250 ft/min, while the theoretical value was 1259 ft/min. In addition, the maximum theoretical flight path angle was 11 . 46 , while the graphical interpretation provided 11 . 15 . Furthermore, the maximum rate of descent from graphical interpretation was 250 ft/min, which closely matched the theoretical value of 214 ft/min. Likewise, the theoretical minimum glide angle was 0 . 99 that closely matched the graphical interpretation value of 1 . 16 . The simulation allowed the lab group to become more familiar with both the cockpit and how the simulation works without the aid of the instructor. 1 Objectives 1. Operate the flaps, throttle, propeller RPM control, control yoke, rudder pedals, and various switches without instructor aid. Prior to this flight the student should be able to explain verbally the purpose and operation of all of the various switches gauges and controls in the simulator. 2. Explain qualitatively the relationships between pitch, flight path angle, power, flaps, airspeed, and trim. 1 2 Discussion The flaps, hinged surfaces along the trailing edge of the wing, are an important part of the aircraft that are used during landing, takeoff and other procedures. The amount of lift generated by an aircraft depends on the airspeed, the shape of the airfoil and the area of the wing. Therefore, the flaps are deflected toon the airspeed, the shape of the airfoil and the area of the wing....
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