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Reverse engineering of micro light aircraft systems and design

Wan Hassan, Wan Azizurrahman (2014) Reverse engineering of micro light aircraft systems and design. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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Microlight industry has become popular nowadays and has its own fan in Malaysia. In western side of the world, the microlight boom which started in late 1970s and 1980s was driven by a number of factors that permitted practical flying machines to be produced at lower cost than ever before. Here in Malaysia, most of the aircraft were imported from European and US as the manufacturer are from there. To reduce the cost of manufacturing an aircraft, this paper had tried to study the construction of an aircraft by using proposed reverse engineering process. A microlight aircraft model Quicksilver GT500 has become a subject of study and Autodesk Inventor software is selected as preferred software to remodel the aircraft structure. Remodelling process of the aircraft started with taking actual measurement on the site aircraft guided with manual book of aircraft assembly and maintenance as reference. The CAD model of the aircraft then imposed stress load analysis to study the effect of proposed material to the structure reliability. Maximum take-off weight of aircraft of 1000lbs (454 kg) was used as maximum load on the aircraft while in cruise mode. Three types of aluminium alloy of Al2024, Al6061, and Al7075 have been studied on their influences to the wing structure design. The influence of Center of Gravity to the aircraft balancing is discussed. Wing structural design of joints between tubes is also discussed. Manufacturing process and techniques of the aircraft parts and components are identified. Lastly, the aircraft control system has been studied.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL500-778 Aeronautics. Aeronautical engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 13 May 2015 04:32
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 04:32
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6706
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