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FLIGHT TEST PROGRAM

(by Rick Henry)

 

EXPERIMENTAL MUSTANG II PP-XYS

 

     The following flight test progress is an outline for the testing of aircraft PP-XYS.  The program was adopted from the Federal Aviation Administration AC-90-89. The Advisory Circular will be used to supplement the following flight test program:

 

     In addition, each individual flight will include a thorough pre-flight and post-flight inspection of the aircraft.  The first two hours will include a thorough inspection of the engine compartment thru the removal of the cowling assembly.  This will occur during botht the pre-flight and post-flight inspection.

 

Hour One

 

1.  Normal Takeoff.

2.  Climb to 3000 ft. AGL.

3.  Monitor engine instruments and flight control response.

     Turns less than 20 degrees of bank and pitch changes less than five degrees

     nose up/down.  Maximum airspeed of 120 mph indicated.

4.  Climb to 5000 AGL.  Slow to pattern speed and fly a simulated pattern

     descending to 4000 feet AGL on final with an approach speed of 80 mph

     indicated.

5.  Descent and normal landing.

 

Hour Two

 

1.  Normal takeoff.

2.  Climb to 3000 ft. AGL.

3.  Monitor engine instruments and turns not to exceed 30 degree bank angle.

     Pitch and power changes, airspeed 120 mph maximum.

4.  Climb to 5000 ft. AGL accelerate to 55 % cruise power and let airpseed

     stabilize.  Monitor engine instruments.  Accelerate to 75% power and repeat

     procecdure.

5.  Descent and normal landing.

  

Hours Three through Ten

 

1.  Normal takeoff.

2.  Climb to 5000 ft. AGL.  Monitor engine at different airspeed and power                          configurations allowing approximately 10 minutes between each change.

3.  Airspeed indicator in flight accuracy check.

4.  Slow flight and stalls in clean configuration with power on and off.

5.  Steep  turns.

6.  Review emergency procedures.

7.  Descents, go-arounds and landings.

 

Hours 11 through 15

 

1.  Normal, short field and soft field takeoffs.

2.  Climb to 5000 ft. AGL.

3.  Complete stall series to include approach to landing, departure and                     accelerated stalls.

4.  Determine best rate of climb airspeed.

5.  Determine best angle of climb airspeed.

6.  Descents, normal, short field, and soft field landings.

 

Hours 16 through 20

 

1.  All types of takeoffs.

2.  Climb to 5000 ft AGL.

3.  Stall series.

4.  Stability tests to determine static - longitudinal, lateral- directional, and spiral stability.

5.  Achieve Vne and check for flutter indications.

6.  G testing to +6 and -3 Gs.

7.  Spins, loops and rolls.

8.  Descents, go-arounds, and all types of landings.

 

Hours 21  through 25

 

1.  All types of takeoffs.

2.  Climbs to altitudes from 5000 ft. AGL to 12,000 MSL.  Note engine performance and flight instruments readings.

3.  Accomplish maximum gross weight and center of gravity checks.

4.  Stall series and spin testing with each change of gross weight and center of gravity.

5.  Descents, go-arounds and all types of landings.