Flight Simulation Aerodynamic Data (aerodata) downloads

Freely available documents that contain useful aerodynamic data. The best of the lot is the B747 as that is a complete aerodynamic data package that could be used to produce detailed and accurate simulation model. The B747 documents also provide very useful guidance on how an aircraft can be simulated, and also when estimating aerodynamic coefficients that aren't in other sources it is a useful reference for ranges and how to approach aerodynamic modelling.

B747 Aerodynamic data

  1. NASA CR-1756 The Simulation of a Large Jet Transport Aircraft Volume I: Mathematical Model, C. Rodney Hanke
    March 1971
  2. D6-30643 THE SIMULATION OF A JUMBO JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT - VOLUME 11: MODELING DATA, C. Rodney Hanke and Donald R. Nordwall September 1970
  3. Boeing/NASA Landing gear Equations Extract from documents NASA CR-1756 (C.Rodney Hanke) (D6-30643 C. Rodney Hanke and Donald R. Nordwall)

F-14 Aerodynamic data

These are the data sources for my Realistic F-14B flight model for Flightgear

  1. F-14A Aerodata plots F-14A Aerodata plots from AFWAL-TR-80-3141. These are in the TR; and don't reflect the JSBSim model as that has more data; this is just what I made for reference whilst modelling.
    Richard Harrison
  2. AFWAL-TR-80-3141, Part I Investigation of High-Angle-of-Attack Maneuver-limiting factors, Part I: Anaylsis and simulation
    Donald E. Johnston, David G. Mitchell, Thomas T. Myers
    1980
  3. AFWAL-TR-80-3141, Part III: Investigation of High-Angle-of-Attack Maneuver-limiting factors, Part III: Appendices aerodynamic models
    Donald E. Johnston, David G. Mitchell, Thomas T. Myers
    1980
  4. NASA TN D-6909 DYNAMIC STABILITY DERIVATIVES AT ANGLES OF ATTACK FROM -5deg TO 90deg FOR A VARIABLE-SWEEP FIGHTER CONFIGURATION WITH TWIN VERTICAL TAILS
    Sue B. Grafton and Ernie L. Anglin
    1972
  5. NASA-TM-101717 Flutter clearance to the F-14A Variable-Sweep Transition Flight Expirement Airplane - Phase 2
    Lawrence C. Freudinger and Michael W. Kehoe
    July 1990
  6. N89 - 20931 APPLIED TRANSONICS AT GRUMMAN
    W. H. Davis

F-15 Aerodynamic data sources

These are the data sources / references for my FlightGear F-15. The FDM is based on the windtunnel derived aerodynamic data found in (AFIT/GAE/ENY/90D-16).

  1. Richard Harrison, rjh@zaretto.com: F-15 Aerodynamic data from (AFIT/GAE/ENY/90D-16); CG 25.65%, ZDAT/AED/2014/12-2, December, 2014: F-15 Aerodynamic data extracted from AFIT/GAE/ENY/90D-16
  2. Robert J. McDonnell, B.S., Captain, USAF: INVESTIGATION OF THE HIGH ANGLE OF ATTACK DYNAMICS OF THE F-15B USING BIFURCATION ANALYSIS, AFIT/GAE/ENY/90D-16, December 1990: ADA230462.pdf
  3. Richard L. Bennet, Major, USAF: ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF REMOVING NOSE BALLAST FROM THE F-15 EAGLE, AFIT/GA/ENY/91D-1, December 1991: ADA244044.pdf
  4. DR. J. R. LUMMUS, G. T. JOYCE, O C. D. O MALLEY: ANALYSIS OF WIND TUNNEL TEST RESULTS FOR A 9.39-PER CENT SCALE MODEL OF A VSTOL FIGHTER/ATTACK AIRCRAFT : VOLUME I - STUDY OVERVIEW, NASA CR-152391-VOL-1 Figure 3-2 p54, October 1980: 19810014497.pdf
  5. Frank W. Burcham, Jr., Trindel A. Maine, C. Gordon Fullerton, and Lannie Dean Webb: Development and Flight Evaluation of an Emergency Digital Flight Control System Using Only Engine Thrust on an F-15 Airplane, NASA TP-3627, September 1996: 88414main_H-2048.pdf
  6. Thomas R. Sisk and Neil W. Matheny: Precision Controllability of the F-15 Airplane, NASA-TM-72861, May 1979 87906main_H-1073.pdf

Aircraft handling data

Available information on weight and inertia, aerodynamic derivatives, control characteristics, and stability augmentation systems is documented for 10 representative contemporary airplanes. Data sources are given for each airplane. Flight envelopes are presented and dimensional deriv- ativcs, transfer functions for control inputs, and several selected handling qualities parameters have been computed and are tabulated for 10 different flight conditions including the power approach configuration. The airplanes documented are the NT-a3A, F-104A, F-4C, X-15, HL-10, Jetstar, CV-880M, B-747, C-5A, andXB-70A.

  1. Robert K. Heffley and Wayne F. Jewell, NASA CR-2144 AIRCRAFT HANDLING QUALITIES DATA,
    December 1972

Missile Aerodynamic data and reports

  1. James O. Nichols, ANALYSIS AND COMPILATION OF MISSILE AERODYNAMIC DATA, NASA CR-2835 Volume I - Data Presentation and Analysis, 1977
  2. James O. Nichols, ANALYSIS AND COMPILATION OF MISSILE AERODYNAMIC DATA, NASA CR-2836 Volume II - Performance Analysis, 1977
  3. William J. Monta, Supersonic Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Sparrow III Type Missile Model With Wing Controls and Comparison With Existing Tail-Control Results NASA TP-1078, 1977
  4. Joseph A. Kaplan, Alan R. Chappell, and John W. McManus, The Analysis of a Generic Air-to-Air Missile Simulation Model, NASA TM- 109057, 1994
  5. Thomas Tyrell, Christian Funk, Nagy Marton, AIM120C5 Performance Assessment, Revision 2, September 2014

TF30 engines data

Although this isn't the exact variant of the engine fitted to the F-14 the first of these reports is a good model than can be adapted

  • NASA TM X-3106 REAL-TIME SIMULATION OF THE TF30-P-3 TURBOFAN ENGINE USING A HYBRID COMPUTER, John R. Szuch and William N. Bruton, Lewis Research Center, October 1974
    W. H. Davis
  • NASA CR-134996, MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF THE TF30-P-3 COMPRESSOR SYSTEM WITH INLET PRESSURE DISTORTION, R. S. Mazzawy and G. A. Banks, Pratty & Whitney Aircraft, April 1976
    W. H. Davis