1979-02-01

A General Aviation Flight Test Application of the On-Board Computer 790583

Recent advances in mini-computers and micro-computers have made possible the development of low cost flight test data acquisition systems, suitable for general aviation aircraft. The development of a data acquisition system at a general aviation company will be discussed. Use of an on-board mini-computer to minimize the required man-hours for general aviation aircraft performance data reduction will also be discussed.
Additionally, both the advantages realized and the implementation problems will be described.
The present trend in computer development will probably lead to more extensive use of on-board computers for general aviation flight test activities in the future.

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