Basic Air Data DIY Air Data Instruments Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:44:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Basic Air Data 32 32 Short Multi-holes probe article Fri, 11 Jan 2019 10:35:27 +0000 Right now we’ve published a short introductory article about multi-holes probes. It lay down the basi of MHP, alfa-beta probes. The piece depicts the behavior of an ideal angle of attack probe based on a cylindrical geometry. Interested? Consider participating in our brainstorm about a new air data system that can drive an MHP.

Multi-hole probe enabled air data computer brainstorming Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:25:39 +0000 Time for review.
Asgard Air Data Computer and Pitot-Static probes seem to perform well. As usual, we are planning a brainstorming for the winter holiday session.

During the last months, we’ve got some thought about the used sensors and about how to implement an air data computer that can directly handle a multi-hole probe, let’s say a five-hole probe. To make a long story short we need to redesign a bit the hardware to accommodate a higher number of sensors.

It’s important to focus on the availability of components and maintain the DIY approach, assembly should stay feasible with a low number of tools.

As we will redesign the hardware from scratch this will be a good occasion to address user-reported issues.

Anyone interested in this project can reach us on the ADC Github repo or contact us via the standard channels. As usual, all the material produced will be released to the net.

Basic Air Data Team

Share your wandering and best places with GPS Logger Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:31:26 +0000 In many parts of the world it’s time of holidays and relax. Take your time to share your wanderings and best places with free GPS Logger. Share today on our forum!
Pictures will be pinned on the forum.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Experimental thesis on air data system for parameter identification. DIY Alfa beta vanes, basicairdata boom Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:09:18 +0000 Pictures, plots, and DIY Basic Air Data vanes. Really interesting if you are working on your DIY air data system.

Title of the work

Ahmad Adel Ahmad Metwalli Khattab”

You can freely download the thesis pdf in this link.

Ion drive MIT 5 m plane, first flight Tue, 27 Nov 2018 09:01:00 +0000 Work in progress!

Major release of WordPress is scheduled Thu, 22 Nov 2018 09:40:42 +0000 WordPress, an excellent CMS, empowers our project. We love it!. According to this source here, there is an upcoming major release on November 29th. The new release will upgrade to Gutenberg editor. We will upgrade to the new version as soon as technically possible. Issues are not foreseen for the upgrade, in case send your feedbackThe BasicAirData team takes the occasion to greet and thank our collaborators and WordPress folks.

Article: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A WIRELESS PITOT TUBE FOR UTILIZATION IN FLIGHT TEST Sat, 17 Nov 2018 04:54:42 +0000 We’ve strumbled on this fascinating article about a wireless air data boom development. You can download the whole article pdf from the site in this link.

Flying with an Air Data System Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:00:33 +0000

We’re publishing here a link to a youtube video. No involvement with the cited company, however, the video shows pretty clearly what is intended for instrumented flight.

Let’s say the video is motivational. Indeed we need to complete and polish our DIY air data system :-).

Check out this free, DIY oriented,  basic air data projects :

Make your DIY air data system!
ADC, test flight video.
DIY Projects.

Student Developed Aircraft System Provides Key Data Sun, 07 Oct 2018 05:01:22 +0000 That is air data! Check out this air data setup from the NASA website. Impressive amount of pressure tap points.

Boomerang Flight Dynamics Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:21:12 +0000 You find here an (amazing!) detailed paper by John Vassberg “Boomerang Flight Dynamics” . That’s gold!

Anyway, we’ve downloaded and we are trying Boomlab. Finite element approach here.