Saga of Saras: Part - II: Report of Significant Events/Milestones reached during the making of SARAS Prototype - II and the lessons we learnt from PT - 1

Moodithaya, Ranjan and Narayan, KY and Chidananda, MS and Guruprasad, R and Thomas, S and Makker, RS and Malik, A and Ramamohan, MS (2008) Saga of Saras: Part - II: Report of Significant Events/Milestones reached during the making of SARAS Prototype - II and the lessons we learnt from PT - 1. Technical Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India.

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    Abstract

    This NAL Project Document highlights the pioneering efforts made by the centre for Civil Aircraft Design and Development in building the SARAS prototype-II. SARAS prototype-II, NAL's 14-seater light transport aircraft had its successful maiden flight on 18 April 2007 at 09:05 a.m. Several improvements have been incorporated in SARAS PT-II compared to the first prototype. Most important among these are the incorporation of higher power engines, Pamp;WC 6A-67A of 1200 hp each and new propellers of larger diameter. The supporting stubwing structure and the engine nacelle have also been modified to suite the new engines. Added to this, significant improvements have been incorporated in the layout of flight control system, avionics and electrical systems. These improvements have brought PT-II much closer to the final production standard aircraft.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: SARAS prototype PT-II;Multi-role light transport aircraft;Weight optimization;Pamp;WC 6A-67A of 1200 hp each;FAR-25;PT-II inaugural flight: 18 April 2007;Nacelle modification
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
    Division/Department: Information Management Division, Centre for Civil Aircraft Design and Development, Centre for Civil Aircraft Design and Development, Information Management Division, Centre for Civil Aircraft Design and Development, Other, Other, Other
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2009
    Last Modified: 17 Jun 2010 14:04
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/4920

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