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Review on the Human Powered Aircraft Development

인간동력 항공기 개발 고찰

  • Han, Cheolheui (Department of Aeronautical and Mechanical Design Engineering, Korea National University of Transportation)
  • 한철희 (한국교통대학교 항공기계설계학과)
  • Received : 2014.11.06
  • Accepted : 2014.11.19
  • Published : 2014.11.30

Abstract

Human powered aircraft (HPA) is an airplane that uses only human power for its propulsion. It's development is completely different from conventional aircraft that use fuels as a power source. In the present study, special features for the development of HPA are discussed by studying the design requirements, weight estimation, aerodynamics and propulsion studies, power analysis, and mossion profile design. It is found that the development of the HPA is completely different from conventional aircraft. Mission profile is crucial to the successful flight of the sport HPA when the pilots are changed.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국교통대학교