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FLIGHT TEST PLAN FOR N64KR

Introduction: This is a proposed flight test plan to be presented at the time of the initial
airworthiness certification inspection for a specific Rand Robinson KR2, N64KR, authored by Dan Heath,
the test pilot and builder. It is intended for a complete evaluation of this aircraft only. It is based on
recommendations made in the Homebuilt Advisory Circulars available from the FAA, and will in its final
revision include recommendations, and requirements from the inspector after his inspection. It is a (6) six
phase 45 hour test program covering testing and evaluation of every phase of flight anticipated.
However, Phase 1 will take as long as it takes to insure that the pilot and aircraft are ready flight.

Phase 1:

Taxi testing and familiarization of ground handling

5 hours

Phase 2:

Flight testing, pattern work

2 hours

Phase 3:

Flight testing, reliability continuation and familiarization

8 hours

Phase 4:

Flight testing, stability testing

10 hours

Phase 5:

Flight testing of performance maneuvers

10 hours

Phase 6:

Flight testing simulated failure of flight controls / powerplant

10 hours

Low speed taxiing with wind from all directions.


High speed taxiing including lifting the tail and then returning to 3
point.High speed runway runs

2 one hour flights in closed pattern to exercise the engine and aircraft to
determine initial reliability while remaining close to the runway.

Normal flight maneuvers, shallow bank turns, climbs and descents. To


continue evaluating aircraft and become familiar with basic handling
characteristics in flight.

This phase comprises testing for overall aircraft stability in all phases of flight. The
purpose is to determine to prove safety in all weights and loading arrangements.
The aircraft will first be tested using only solo weight and minimum safe fuel to test for the
most forward CG that can be tested with this test pilot. Then it be tested by adding
weights in varying increments untill the maximum weight and the most aft allowable CG
condition has been reached.

This phase will continue pilot familiarization and prove controllability.


This will include steep turns, climbs, decents, and stalls.
Other high performance manuvers will be tested if a test pilot qualified for such
manuvers in this aircraft can be retained.

This phase will test the aircraft in flight control failure circumstances, and establish the best
glide speed. It will be used to develop emergency procedures appropriate for this aircraft.
Simulated engine failures near the airport with complete power off (simulated) landings will be
accomplished to prove emergency glide speeds and further refine emergency procedures.

TOTAL TESTING TIMES:

GROUND

5 HOURS

FLIGHT_________40 HOURS
TOTAL
45 HOURS