The ARDA v2.0 Mk1 - The first model
Advanced Reduced Drag Aircraft
By Jean-Louis Naudin
created on May 4h, 1999 - JLN Labs - Last update May 5th, 1999
The ARDA v2.0 Mk1 is
the 1/4 scale of the ARDA v2.0 (the real EHD flying version).
This model has been built to test the aerodynamical model of the
wing in free flight.
This scaled model of the ARDA v2.0 will allow me to conduct some tests :
- Validation of the aerodynamical model in free flight,
- Adjustements of the center of gravity,
- Wing loading tests,
- EHD setup and installation.
ARDA v2.0 Mk1 specifications
(1/4 scale of the v2.0) :
Wing span : 360mm
Lenght : 315mm
Aifoil profile : Eppler 338
Wing load: 8.75 g/dm2
The ARDA v2.0 Mk1 is now ready for the first free flight tests....
Test results :
May 5th, 1999 : Free Flight tests successful and center of gravity offset now tuned
RealVideo of the ARDA v2.0 mk1 Free Flight (in live mode or download (91kb))
( if you don't have the RealPlayer 5.0, you may download it freely at : http://www.real.com/products/player/ )
You may also see an animated gif of the ARDA v2.0 mk1 free flight (238kb)
See also : The ARDA v2.0 Mk2 "Ader"- The full scale model is now under construction..
If you have any suggestions or comments, send me your Feedback
Email : JNaudin509@aol.com
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