NASA Dryden's workhorse research test bed aircraft, F-15B tail number 836, is being prepared for a busy series of experiments over the next few months. Among them are a second iteration of the Aerostructures Test Wing experiment, the Supersonic Boundary Layer Transition Wing and the Channel Center-body Inlet Experiment. NASA Dryden's workhorse research testbed aircraft, F-15B tail number 836, is being prepared for a busy series of experiments over the next few months.
First up, the Aerostructures Test Wing 2, attached to the aircraft's flight test fixture, is being integrated with the aircraft. Progress is being made as various calibration parameters are tested. The project team is planning for flights in December.
The team is also preparing the Supersonic Boundary Layer Transition Wing for integration with the F-15B's centerline instrumented pylon.
The Channel Center-body Inlet Experiment objectives and requirements document is being revised and the schedule is being populated with tasks. The aircraft's propulsion flight test fixture force balance is being repaired and calibrated for use during that experiment.