Angle of Attack in-flight demonstration with stall sequences

We’ve posted a video taken in-flight, which shows our angle of attack meter while going through a series of stalls.  The video is stabilized by YouTube, so it may be a little ‘weird’ to watch.

However, the benefit and effectiveness of the AOA in the video is startling.  The LED indication slowly advances up the instrument face as the aircraft approaches stall.  The view correlates well with the horizon; and also inversely correlates with airspeed.  (Although angle of attack is obviously not directly correlated to airspeed — you can have a high angle of attack at any airspeed.)

The ‘dart’ is being replaced by a milled aluminum part — production shipping units will look ‘pro’.   The support arm is also being improved.

Angle of Attack sensor from Belite Instruments.

Angle of Attack sensor from Belite Instruments.

The reason this unit works so extraordinarly well is the frictionless magnetic pickup inside the sensor head.  It can be adapted to work with any experimental aircraft.

You want to see the in-flight video, right?

It is HERE.

 

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