Sat, Apr 16, 2005
Aviation Technology Group, Inc. is pleased to offer a glimpse
into another milestone for the Javelin demonstrator prototype.
Currently in final assembly, the aircraft was lowered down off the
assembly jacks and onto its own landing gear, Friday.
“What a fantastic milestone for the Javelin
program,” said George Bye, CEO of ATG. “We now look
forward to the next steps and progress towards first
In addition to the Javelin standing on its own; the side panels
on the main structure have been installed permanently. Functional
testing has been done on the fuel system and preliminary air and
fluid checks are finished. The hinges on the canopy system have
been installed and the latch mechanism is in process of completion.
The aileron and flap control system are finalized and operational.
The rudder and pitch systems are complete to the aft body.
Preliminary testing of the electrical system, avionics and flight
test instrumentation has been completed to support the upcoming
systems functional testing. Major structural testing will be done
the week of April 18th. Engines will be permanently installed and
final electrical, avionics and flight test instrumentation
functional testing will be completed the following week.
The Javelin Demonstrator prototype will be used to evaluate
aircraft performance, handling qualities, and selected system
installations. The results of this testing will be assessed and
changes made as necessary for incorporation into the FAA-certified
production Javelin. The taxi tests of the Javelin prototype are
scheduled to happen in the next few weeks.
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