Manuscript Title:

SMALL- SCALE AEROSTATIC CRAFT PERFORMANCE TEST

Author:

NUR FARAIHAN ZULKEFLI, MUHAMMAD NUR IQMAL MARIMAN, NURHAYATI MOHD NUR

DOI Number:

DOI:10.17605/OSF.IO/X8V9M

Published : 2021-12-31

About the author(s)

1. NUR FARAIHAN ZULKEFLI - Aerospace Department, Universiti Kuala Lumpur- Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology, Lot 2891 Jalan Jenderam Hulu, Jenderam Hulu, 43800 Dengkil, Selangor.
2. MUHAMMAD NUR IQMAL MARIMAN - Aerospace Department, Universiti Kuala Lumpur- Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology, Lot 2891 Jalan Jenderam Hulu, Jenderam Hulu, 43800 Dengkil, Selangor.
3. NURHAYATI MOHD NUR - Aerospace Department, Universiti Kuala Lumpur- Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology, Lot 2891 Jalan Jenderam Hulu, Jenderam Hulu, 43800 Dengkil, Selangor.

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Abstract

This study aims to determine the performance of a lightweight small scale Aerostatic craft. A lightweight material such as plastic or high-density foam might be able to reduce the weight of the craft. The minimum weight of the craft was set at 800gram and a maximum is 1.4kg with a 200gram increment. The lifting performance was determined at 7.5m/s and 15m/s while for the thrust performance at 5m/s and 10m/s. The optimum height and speed for the Aerostatic craft to operate were determined. The result showed that the height and speed of the craft changed based on the weight added. For the lifting performance, the height of the craft reduced approximately 22.5% and for thrust performance, the speed reduced by 33% when 200g weight is added.


Keywords

Aerostatic craft, propeller, lifting motor, thrust motor