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Date of Award
Thesis - Open Access
Master of Aerospace Engineering
Dr. James G. Ladesic
Professor Charles N. Eastlake
Dr. R. Luther Reisbig
The purpose of this research is to predict the thrust as a function of forward flight velocity required for the one-third-scaled Cessna 172P. This model was designed to verify scaling laws. Therefore, it is important that it be aerodynamically scaled and that it have similar thrust characteristic as that of the full scale Cessna 172P. Several propellers and two Quatra Aerrow Q100XL two-cycle engines were acquired for this research project. Three propellers were selected to undergo a series of static thrust testing. The measured static thrust was then used to predict the flight performance of each tested propellers with the use of the computer programs (ROTOR and ROTOR II). A prediction of the anticipated flight performance of the propulsion system was obtained. Using the data of this research a suitable propeller will then be selected for the flight test model, based on the flight envelope and flight condition of the flight tests.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Ho, Joon Fui, "The Static Thrust Characterization of the Quatra Aerrow Q100XL Engine for Flight Performance Prediction of the 1/3-scaled Cessna 172P Model" (2000). Theses - Daytona Beach. 84.