FVA 29 pole: Succesful load experiment #2

FVA 29 pole: Succesful load experiment

We already acquired some routine in preparing the experiment set up, weighing the load, and adjusting the load harness. The tension just before the experiment was palpable but the joy afterwards was even bigger: The pole withstood a load of 1200N undamaged. The load experiment was followed by a torque test during which pole and engine bearer were loaded with a maximum engine torque of 158Nm. Again, the pole withstood the test trouble-free. The project managers are visibly happy about the results and we are glad to have taken another leap towards the first flight of the FVA 29!