RV-8 Flight Performance Analysis

I had to write a short paper for my propulsion class last semester, so I put together a quick and dirty performance analysis of a garden-variety RV-8. I used the open source Jupyter Notebook and the Python programming language to run the numbers. The code is pretty ugly in some…

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Finite Difference Method with Python

This document uses the open source Jupyter Notebook and the Python programming language to demonstrate a finite difference numerical method for solving a differential equation. %matplotlib inline # Required libraries import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt import seaborn as sns # Seaborn aesthetics sns.set_context("paper"…

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Rudder Pedal Extensions

The stock rudder pedals on the RV-8 have an inherent problem with their design geometry, making it difficult for the pilot to apply rudder inputs without also applying brake as well. We decided to add extensions to our pedals, similar to the design popularized by Randy Lervold back in 2004.…

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