This video uncovers the workings, tools, and rationale of the scaled aircraft lab at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base. Watch commercial-off-the-shelf aircraft, one-of-a-kind designs, powered aircraft, and gliders take-off, fly, and land. The chief pilot and designer of the lab explains how and why they do what they do.
Academy of Model Aeronautics AMA EXPO 2015 presented by Goprofessional Cases. Held at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario California January 9th-11th, 2015. For more information, visit www.amaexpo.com
This article includes a material list, tool list, written instructions and schematics for building a smoke tunnel. The activity was developed by Dwayne Hunt and Carol Galica of the NASA Glenn Research Center.
This project is part of a NASA grant for which the AMA has partnered with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Jeff helped the National Model Aviation Museum build a scale model of Helios, which is a solar powered flying wing designed for NASA by AeroVironment, Inc. As Jeff worked to complete the project, he posted updates on a forum called “72nd Scale Aircraft”. The information in this article is copied directly as it was written by Jeff and appears on the forum.
Segment from the Emmy award winning documentary "Wings Over Indiana" an Indiana Expedition hosted by Rick Crosslin. A collaboration with WFYI, NASA, The Indianapolis Children's Museum and the Academy of Model Aeronautics.