AAR Model Integration Testing
We took our Hunter AAR hose and drogue physics model and integrated it with the NOR desktop simulator. This video contains a compilation of the various aspects we tested, recorded in real time direct mainly from the pilot's VR headset feed. (4mins 47sec)
Spokes Contact and Drogue Damage
Video from our Laptop Demonstrator showing a spokes contact and the drogue damage malfunction. (55 sec)
HSL AAR Presentation at RAeS
Chris Hunter and AAR expert Henry Clarke giving a presentation on AAR and AAR modelling at the Royal Aeronautical Society Flight Simulation Conference in October 2021 (21min)
Several contacts at increasing closure rates but within the normal contact range.
Contact at too high a closure rate causing probe break and hard drogue hit from off centre approach.
Manoeuvre in contact
Manoeuvring in contact including edge of envelope for maintaining contact.
Flying to contact at correct closure rate with a dead hose where the hose does not reel in on contact.
Several contacts with drogue rim showing coupling tipping and hose response.
Effect of turbulence
Effect of varying levels of turbulence on hose and drogue.
Auto reel in
Automatic reel in of hose when receiver flying in contact pushes too far in towards the Hose Drum Unit (HDU)