Category: fs35

First Taxi Tests

Last week we assembled the fs35 at the airfield and performed the first slow taxi tests. The roll behavior and handling on the ground has been promising so far. In addition, the last verification documents, such as the flutter statement for the first flight area, were completed and turned in. Now we are eagerly awaiting…
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Seats for Flight Testing

A few weeks ago the seats for flight testing were completed. An attentive observer might be surprised, because the seats for the fs35 were already constructed. So why all the effort? Parachutes will be worn during flight testing for safety reasons. With the parachute the pilot moves forward in the seat. Unfortunately, the pilot is…
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fs35 Control Stick

Last week we could finally install the finished stick. It consists of a 3D printed core, which was bound in leather for haptics and design. Instructions from SteFly served as a template, which we adapted for our application.. The power transmission from the handle to the tube is via an aluminum socket. Three buttons are…
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fs35 Canopy

Last week it was put to use for first time at the second engine test – the finished canopy of the fs35. Last year we restored a used Dimona canopy frame, painted it and equipped it with a new, lighter mechanism. Preparation was key, because there was only one chance to cleanly and without too…
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fs35 Cowling painted

Today, we painted our fs35 cowling in the paint booth of the Institute for Aero and Gas Dynamics at the University. A new member was able to develop her skills in painting plane parts. Our appreciation goes out to MIPA, FBS-Finish as well as PPG Aerospace Germany, who sponsored the materials!

fs35 First Engine Tests

28.11.2018 – We completed the next big step on the way to the first flight of the fs35! Two weeks after the static vibration test we started our fs35 engine for the first time. Together with a Technify employee, the special engine mapping for the fs35 was loaded onto the FADEC (full authority digital engine…
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fs35 Ground Vibration Test

Three weeks ago we moved the fs35 to the Institute for Statics and Dynamics to prepare it for testing there, which was not possible in our own workshop due to its height. The aim was the so-called ground vibration test, which is essential for the safe operation of an aircraft without fluttering. This video from…
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fs35 Interior

YAY! Last week we received a call from Interieur Flugzeugausstattung saying that our interior for the fs35 was ready for pick up. Super excited, we drove to the Swabian Alb to collect everything. We are of course very satisfied with the result; it’s exactly what we had in mind! The seat cushions contain energy absorbing…
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fs35 Not quite done painting

Last year we claimed that the plane was completely painted – that was maybe not completely accurate! At that time the rudder was not finished. Also, the canopy and the cowling were missing. The rudder was as previously reported redone to meet our lightweight construction requirements and could now be painted. The rudder is still…
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fs35 Fuel System

Fits, wobbles, and gets air Of course, a finished fuel system is indispensable for the first run of our engine. This is another area where a lot has happened in recent months. Since the tank has been waiting for installation for more than a year now, it’s about time it gets its own seat belt.…
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