Wind tunnel test.
Mentor: Graham Dorrington, RMIT University
Intern: Ka Wai Lee, RMIT University
Industry Partner: Stephen Conte, Aerochute International Pty Ltd
Project Duration: August 2012 to January 2013
Aerochute International have developed the Aerochute Dual as a simple and safe way to fly. The Aerochute is a factory made aircraft conforming to strict civil aviation safety standards and is approved under civil aviation order 95-32 of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
The project undertaken by this internship involved; integrating an electric motor and battery system. Complete ground testing the system and measure key performance parameters which include voltage, current, thrust and noise levels to assess the potential for an electric aircraft.