Most Sucessful Flight Yet!!
7th Test Flight of “VMS Eve”
The 7th and most successful test flight of “VMS Eve” took place on Monday, 8th June 09. VMS Eve took off from the main runway at Mojave at approx. 6.30am local time, and the flight lasted over 6 hours, by far the longest flight so far.
Objectives of the flight were weight expansion at mid CG, further pressurization and environmental control system (ECS) functionality checks to 45,000 ft, speed envelope expansion, G envelope expansion and airborne engine re-starts.
All objectives were completed successfully! Pressurization and ECS worked as designed, the speed envelope was expanded to 340 knots true airspeed (KTAS*) with the gear up and down, peak altitude was increased to 45,000 ft, wind-up turns were performed to 2.5G and engines were shut down and re-started as planned.
*Note: KTAS is “knots true airspeed”, the airspeed of an aircraft relative to undisturbed air.
Please visit the Scaled Composites’ website for the full flight log summary: www.scaled.com/projects/t1b/logs-WK2.htm
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