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FASTWING Informe resumido

Project ID: G4RD-CT-2002-00739
Financiado con arreglo a: FP5-GROWTH
País: Spain

Improved platform concept

A completely new design based on an extensive structural optimisation and the use of aluminium alloys. The Platform was a 40 % lighter than that developed for the PTD project, and this means that its load carrying capability is enhanced in the same extent; at the same time, this allows to make use of emergency parachutes (capable up to 1100 kg) easily available and inexpensive.

The variable payload feature was attained through a safe, cheap and reliable ballast concept. It makes use of inexpensive materials, such as sand and steel pees, which can be ejected in flight in a easy way with minimum risk damage on ground.

Design and construction of a cheap damping system, which is made of an inexpensive materials like honeycomb cardboard, and which is a typical material used by parachute armies and thereby, easily available. Moreover, its manufacturing is very simple and cheap: made of several layers of honeycomb cardboard, out cut according to certain pattern, and following glued to get a monoblock which can be easily installed on the Platform.

Its design mainly intended to dissipate the energy from vertical landing velocity. However, considering the flight-test data provided by steering flight tests (in particular, flare manoeuvre), we can say that dissipating arrangement has a noticeably ability to cope with pitch and knee-down effects when landing with non-negligible horizontal velocities.

Applications: High potential of application on emergency systems as on Tail Bumpers of A/C, and on landing systems to be used only once as Space Ships.

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