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AIRCRAFT/PILOT MISSION  INFO

AIR FILE 000-1X-AF 000-2X

FIRST FLIGHT AIRCRAFT MISSION GOALS

PROJECT 3 121-021-001X- VECTOR FORCE SINGLE ENGINE FIGHTER

FIRST ALPHA TEST PILOT ON THE PROJECT:

JON " MONGOOSE " LEACH

1/11/2006

CHASE PILOT DAVID " KNIFE" WEIR

ONGOING FLIGHT MANUAL UNDER DEVELOPMENT AS TESTING CONTINUES

 

 

 

 

Vector AIR FILE 000-1X Test Flight 

MISSION ONE GOALS

To take the aircraft off on her median flight and fly around the practice area at KEDW and return the aircraft safely to satellite hanger 32.


 

VIRTUAL ENGINEERS NOTES ON AIRCRAFT

The center of gravity on the aircraft is pushed a head of the center of pressure in this aircraft. Load the fuel setting of the aircraft at 22% fuel. Load the payload weight at 255 lbs.

The aircraft needs to be pitched up only to 10 degrees max at any given time during take off of climb maneuvers. Excessive pitch angle causes stalls! Stall recover will require significant nose down adjustment.


 FLIGHT ENVELOPE CARD

For the first flight do not fly the aircraft above 345kts under 12,000 ft msl. We believe that serious shaking will insure. This is just a first test flight and a demonstration of concept for the aircraft air file.

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ADDITIONAL NOTES:

None at the moment

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1/11/2006 FIRST FLIGHT

 

Vector AIR FILE 000-1X Test Flight 
 

Pre-flight Checks 

  • Walk around showed a beautiful A/C with no missing panels or fuel or Hydraulic leaks.

  • A/C fuel load set to 22% of normal load with Pilot weight set to 255lb.

  • Remain below 345 kts below 11,000 msl

Taxi Test 

  • Aircraft appeared to float over the Taxi and runway.

  • A/C Taxi control was poor, due to this it required extra input to maintain straight Taxi and Departure Roll and Landing Roll was very interesting not to mention pucker factor was a little high as the A/C wanted to float off the runway.

  • During departure roll, landing roll and taxing the A/C would float in the Direction you wanted not really turning in that direction regardless of taxi speeds. Basically the higher the speed, ground control decreased.

  • Braking was poor regardless of speed it seemed braking was of very little affect. On landing roll Air Brake was needed to bring A/C to slow enough speed for normal braking of A/C to take affect.

Flight Test 

  • With trim set at neutral VR was 225 kts.

  • Climb out was set to 10í climb angle, A/C climb was smooth and speed control was needed to remain under speed restriction.

  • Max Speed reached was 325Kts, with an maximum Altitude of 11,000 msl

  • Turning was slow to respond and turn rate is between poor to good. Reason for this rating was at times the A/C would show good turning rate and at others it required slight back pressure on elevator and slight rudder input depending on the direction of flight.

  • Roll Rate slightly above a good rating.

  • A/C maintaining a level turn was good. Not very hard to maintain level turn it was nice and smooth.

  • Noticed that A/C was a little nose heavy need constant attention to maintain level flight. If stick was let go A/C would begin a 20í dive. One side note here no trim was used so this should be tested on next flight with trim set.

  • Stall Speed appeared to be around 180-200 kts, again this needs to be tested further as this flight as mainly to see that she would fly.

  • Over all Flight characteristic were good.

Personal Thoughts  

Overall I thought that VECTOR was a good A/C to fly on itís first flight, I have noted above the areas of concern and needing further testing to get a true picture of certain aspects, for instance Stall speed. In big thing that I noticed and maybe I missed it (telling on myself) Flaps are needed for landing and takeoff.

One of the greatest things I can see is I could feel the raw power this A/C has. It wanted to go fast and loved to climb. I felt that I was riding a race horse that I had to hold back on itís first trip to the track. So over all I would give this A/C a strong Good Rating with a lot of potential. Looking forward to testing flying her some more!! 

Report submitted By:

Captain Jon Leach

Test Pilot

Flying Eagles Squadron

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DEVELOPMENT NOTES

SAMPLE INCOMPLETE TESTER PANEL

The VECTOR FORCE panel is designed to be very functional and efficient. The aircraft is loaded with fully functional avionics systems and will be fitted to service a pilot engaging light air combat.

more to come

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1/12/2006 SECOND FLIGHT

MISSION TWO GOALS

Take the aircraft up for a demonstration flight for the virtual Nigerian government who will buy the aircraft if they like it! A

Serious of several take offs and landings need to be conducted out of runway 22 at KEDW! Several high speed passes must be made with in 100 feet of the runway! After this aircraft needs to be flown up to flight level 25,000  and a series of power dives needs to be conducted so that the buyers of the aircraft can see its climing and diving potentials!


 

VIRTUAL ENGINEERS NOTES ON AIRCRAFT

The center of gravity has been adjusted a small amount against the center of pressure. We have moved the wing placement backwards over night and the aircraft , according to test values should be less nose heavy.

 Load the fuel setting of the aircraft at 22% fuel. Load the payload weight at 255 lbs.

The aircraft needs to be pitched up only to 10 degrees max at any given time during take off of climb maneuvers. Excessive pitch angle causes stalls! Stall recover will require significant nose down adjustment.

keep the aircraft speed above 182 kts at all times and use the hydraulic air break as needed to bleed seed!

 


 FLIGHT ENVELOPE CARD

.Do not exceed 25,000 ft for this flight nor 425 kts ! We believe that serious shaking will insure. This is just a second test flight and a demonstration of concept for the aircraft air file.

NOTICE: On pull out of dives from altitude first reduce power to idle, then add yoke and trim as needed. Practice your first dives from fl 25,000 to 12,000ft only.

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ADDITIONAL NOTES:

None at the moment

 

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Vector AIR FILE 000-2X Test Flight 

Pre-flight Checks

  • Walk around showed a beautiful A/C with no missing panels or fuel or Hydraulic leaks.

  • A/C fuel load set to 22% of normal load with Pilot weight set to 255lb.

  • Remain below 425 kts below 25,000 msl

Taxi Test

  • Aircraft appeared to float over the Taxi and runway.

  • A/C Taxi control was poor, due to this it required extra input to maintain straight Taxi and Departure Roll and Landing Roll was very interesting not to mention pucker factor was a little high as the A/C wanted to float off the runway.

  • During departure roll, landing roll and taxing the A/C would float in the Direction you wanted not really turning in that direction regardless of taxi speeds. Basically the higher the speed, ground control decreased.

  • Braking was poor regardless of speed it seemed braking was of very little affect. On landing roll Air Brake was needed to bring A/C to slow enough speed for normal braking of A/C to take affect.

Flight Test

  • With trim set at neutral VR was 225 kts.

  • Climb out was set to 10í climb angle, A/C climb was smooth and speed control was needed to remain under speed restriction.

  • Max Speed reached was 425Kts, with an maximum Altitude of 25,000 msl.

  • Made several Test Dives to show Dive capability of A/C. Noticed that when exceeding 10í dive angle.  In the initial part of the dive A/C wanted to roll to the left. Also noticed that speed indication dropped off rapidly then increase just as fast. I wonder if this could be caused by where the peeto tube is placed on the A/C. If so any sever A/C movement may cause the pilot to adjust for A/C speed that may be untrue cause catastrophic failure with the airframe due to the pilot thinking he or she needs to adjust angle of attack based on airspeed.

  • Made several low passes over the runway, A/C showed good handling with ground affect happening.

  • Turning was slow to respond and turn rate is between poor to good. Reason for this rating was at times the A/C would show good turning rate and at others it required slight back pressure on elevator and slight rudder input depending on the direction of flight.

  • Roll Rate slightly above a good rating.

  • A/C maintaining a level turn was good. Not very hard to maintain level turn it was nice and smooth.

  • Noticed that A/C was a little nose heavy need constant attention to maintain level flight. If stick was let go A/C would begin a 20í dive.  One side note here no trim was used so this should be tested on next flight with trim set.

  • Stall Speed appeared to be around 180-200 kts, again this needs to be tested further as this flight as mainly to see that she would fly, did not get to test this portion of the flight. Still appeared to close to that number.

  • Over all Flight characteristic were good.

Personal Thoughts 

            Overall I thought that VECTOR was a good A/C to fly on itís second flight, I have noted above the areas of concern and needing further testing to get a true picture of certain aspects, for instance Stall speed. In big thing that I noticed and maybe I missed it (telling on myself) Flaps are needed for landing and takeoff.  Look forward to being able to take this A/C and put it through itís paces.

            One of the greatest things I can see is I could feel the raw power this A/C has. It wanted to go fast and loved to climb. I felt that I was riding a race horse that I had to hold back on itís first trip to the track. So over all I would give this A/C a strong Good Rating with a lot of potential. Looking forward to testing flying her some more!!

 Report submitted By:

Captain Jon Leach

Test Pilot

Flying Eagles Squadron

 

 


1/14/2006 FOURTH FLIGHT

Vector AIR FILE 000-2X Test Flight 

Knife Test Flight 

Pre-Flight Checks 

Aircraft walk around revealed a leak at the mid section of aircraft. Crew says he over filled the oil in the engine. 

22% fuel load with 255 lbs set on station one 

Aircraft powered up normally and all systems checked out nominally. 

Taxiing 

Aircraft still skids when making turns. This is due to alpha config file. A little disconcerting, but that will be fixed in next release of config file. 
 

Flight test. 
 

End of runway check. Engine brought up to 80% to test for leaks, and check bleed air. No leaks found, and bleed air valve functioned as normal. 

Taxied to runway, set power to 95%, and released brakes. Aircraft roll was smooth with minimal rudder input to keep aircraft centered. Back pressure on stick at 150kts and nose rose, but mains would not leave runway, at 210kts aircraft lifted off of runway. Flew runway heading for 20 miles DME from EDW VOR. Left turn to Palmdale, climbed to 6000í agl setup throttle to 75% to let airspeed settle down. Cruise speed was 320kts at 75%. Proceeded to Palmdale for 4 touch and goes. Maintained a t&g speed of 210-215 kts. With final t&g at 225kts.

Landing gear didnít feel mushy during t&gís. Proceeded back to EDW for more t&gís. Accomplished 7 more, before the fog rolled in and visability down to .5 miles I decided to cut the test short.  

Personal Thoughts 

Once we can test the production config file I feel the aircraft will be a very capable aircraft. It takes a very light touch to fly this aircraft, white knuckle flying with get you in a heap of trouble very fast. The speed brake is over effective while airborn, instead of bleeding off speed, which it does very well, it causes the nose to go below horizon, providing a very uncomfortable feeling. When lower the landing gear, air speed is not affected at all. I would have thought a 5-10kt difference in speed when the gear is lowered. 

Overall a very good plane to fly, but once the config file is tweaked, I am sure it will handle 100% better. 

Report submitted by: 

Captain Dave Weir

Test pilot

Skulls Squadron

 

 

 

 

MISSION TWO GOALS

Take the aircraft up and do hard touch and go's to test gear and aircraft durability! Conduct fast landings in bad weather!

Serious of several take offs and landings need to be conducted out of runway 22 at KEDW!

BE VERY CAREFUL FLYING AT SLOW SPEED BELOW 172kts!


 

VIRTUAL ENGINEERS NOTES ON AIRCRAFT

The center of gravity has been adjusted a small amount against the center of pressure. We have moved the wing placement backwards over night and the aircraft , according to test values should be less nose heavy.

 Load the fuel setting of the aircraft at 22% fuel. Load the payload weight at 255 lbs.

The aircraft needs to be pitched up only to 10 degrees max at any given time during take off of climb maneuvers. Excessive pitch angle causes stalls! Stall recover will require significant nose down adjustment.


 FLIGHT ENVELOPE CARD

 

FLIGHT CARD COMING


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

None at the moment

MORE DATA COMING

 

 

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1/15/2006 FOURTH FLIGHT

MISSION TWO GOALS

Test out the new aircraft air file! Take off and fly the aircraft at 75% power up to 42, 000 ft MSL. Land the aircraft after reaching altitude and returning to the air field. Take off again and fly the aircraft up to 41, 000 ft MSL at 90% power. Report data. Do this 8 times to gather climb performance data.


 

VIRTUAL ENGINEERS NOTES ON AIRCRAFT

This is a new flight model and the air file is becoming more stable on each flight. Don't be fooled. There are structural limits in this air file which may cause you to need to bail out, so don't stress the air file to hard in the climbs.


 FLIGHT ENVELOPE CARD

under development


ADDITIONAL NOTES:

None at the moment

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Vector AIR FILE 000-3X Test Flight 

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