Propeller Test

For Freefly‘s AltaX aircraft, we have been optimizing their current blades using Aeolus ASP. The resulting blade shape proposed by the optimizer has been machined from Aluminum and tested a few days ago.

Efficiency improvements:

  • Simulation (Aeolus ASP): 4.2%
  • Test: 4.5%

With this good agreement between simulation and test we are now prototyping another blade that was found using Aeolus ASP promising approx. 19% efficiency gains.