|Quoting Speedbored (Reply 241):|
Anyone know what they would have been testing with that 5x360 degree spiral to the west of Arcachon?
|Quoting Heavierthanair (Reply 3):|
on FR24 it looks like it took off from the taxiwa
|Quoting parapente (Reply 4):|
Has Airbus released any official statements on how the aircraft is performing against computer predictions?
|Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 7):|
At what time (UTC) did AIB17WB took off?
|Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 11):|
And a few more pictures before today's takeoff
|Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 19):|
Hm, they just finished repairing that runway
|Quoting schwege (Reply 8):|
|Quoting chrisflier (Reply 27):|
This is pretty cool!
|Quoting Part147 (Reply 29):|
I like the little 360 turns she does at the conclusion of the flight.
|Quoting ferpe (Reply 1):|
Can't remember what 30 or 45° gives you
|Quoting TheRedBaron (Reply 26):|
It was always my belief that just as a car rotates more the outer wheels on a turn, a wing should be the same with air and the 60 meter of diference from wing to wing should create a very different conditions....now my long question has been answered, thanks.
|Quoting ferpe (Reply 18):|
Great picture from behind, there one can see the aero trufting on the left wing fairing, flaps and spoliers, on the right hand side no trufting but other markings and there seems to be camera window inserts there as well.
|Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 33):|
Picture of the landing, seems like the yoke was retracted just before takeoff.
|Quoting schwege (Reply 38):|
the tail strike tests
|Quoting packsonflight (Reply 40):|
Isn't it a bit early in the test program for the VMU test??? I thought that this test would normally be later in the test campaign because it poses some damage risk for the aircraft
Perfect weather conditions are needed, with no turbulence and wind less than 5 kts, to insure the precision of the measurements. The tests will be performed at Istres Air Force Base (South of France) where there is a 5 km runway and no houses or other obstacles on the runway axis for several kilometers.
On A380, a total of 22 VMU tests were executed including both development and certification.
|Quoting Heavierthanair (Reply 43):|
Doing in excess of 560 knots now, doing high speed testing it seems