Measurement of Forces and Moments on Store
MILITARY AIRCRAFT & WEAPONS
The Captive-Store Loads test technique allows our customers to simultaneously test a multitude of stores in the captive/carry position. Calspan typically attaches the stores to the pylon and carrier through a strain gage balance, allowing the measurement of forces and moments directly on the store.
From the measurement of forces data collected in this test, our customers can evaluate the loads on the store and pylons in a variety of configurations. In addition, our customers can evaluate the effect the stores have on the control surfaces, such as trailing edge flaps, as well as the overall effect on aircraft performance and aircraft stability and control helping to increase the Safety of Flight.