So this is a post that I started working on in May before we forgot about the blog and didn’t post for 4 months hehe.
In late May we finalized ALL of the requirements for the airplane. They included everything from cabin interior, to avionics, to fuel systems, etc. Fortunately we have an excellent team of mentors that we sent all of our requirements to and got a lot of good feedback from.
While I am the first to admit that requirements don’t really make for very exciting reading the team feels that this is a resource that can definitely help other builders. This was also one of the things that brought the most knowledge to the team. Why? Well, to write requirements for something, you really have to UNDERSTAND how something works. Since most of the team does not have a lot of general aviation experience it involved a lot of research, a lot of questions, and a lot of learning. By the end of the requirements process each member had a much better understanding of how their system was supposed to work and all of the elements of that system. I have attached the summary of requirements as the Microsoft Excel file which anyone can feel free to download and use when building their own aircraft.
By now we already have completed our preliminary design but that will be the subject of the NEXT post!