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A four-seat light airplane design

Muhamad, Sallehuddin and Hamid, Khairul Azura (2003) A four-seat light airplane design. In: 10th Australian International Aerospace Congress incorporating the 14th National Space Engineering Symposium 2003, 29 July – 1 August 2003, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.



Malaysia produces two-seat light airplane through two firms, SME Aerospace Sdn. Bhd. and Eagle Aircraft Sdn. Bhd. As these airplanes are limited to recreational, flight training and acrobatic activities, a four-seat airplane was proposed. Financed by the Ministry of Science and Technology, a research team was formed. The new airplane was designed based on the SME two-seat airplane, the MD3-160 using Professor Jan Roskam methodology. In the process, AutoCAD® and General Aviation Computer Aided Design® software were utilized. Preliminary results indicated that the designed four-seat airplane has better performance than the original two-seat airplane and at the same time staying very competitive in comparison to others in its class. The airplane also is very stable and possessing the Level 1 flying qualities.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:four-seat airplane, AutoCAD, two-seat light airplane
Subjects:T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:5475
Deposited By: Assoc. Prof. Sallehuddin Muhamad
Deposited On:07 May 2008 00:20
Last Modified:29 Aug 2017 08:39

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