ASTM F3180 / F3180M - 16

    Standard Specification for Low-Speed Flight Characteristics of Aeroplanes

    Active Standard ASTM F3180 / F3180M | Developed by Subcommittee: F44.20

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.11


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification will cover the flight characteristics of aeroplanes at low speed and provide standards for departure characteristics, spinning, and stall warning.

    1.2 This specification establishes the airworthiness design requirements associated with low-speed aeroplane flight characteristics.

    1.3 The applicant for a design approval shall seek the individual guidance to their respective civil aviation authority (CAA) body concerning the use of this specification as part of a certification plan. For information on which CAA regulatory bodies have accepted this specification (in whole or in part) as a means of compliance to their small aircraft airworthiness regulations (hereinafter referred to as “the Rules”), refer to ASTM Committee F44 webpage (www.astm.org/COMMITTEE/F44.htm), which includes CAA website links.

    1.4 This specification is applicable to small aeroplanes.

    1.5 Units—The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in nonconformance with the standard.

    1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


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    DOI: 10.1520/F3180_F3180M-16

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    ASTM F3180 / F3180M-16, Standard Specification for Low-Speed Flight Characteristics of Aeroplanes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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