Songbird for Science

A special version of the Songbird with CFRP-free wing and externally mounted payload-antennas has been delivered to the Department of High Frequency and Electromagnetic Fields of the PTB (Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt), the national metrology institute of the federal republic of Germany.

The large measuring antennas were mounted in such a way that despite this unusual payload the Songbird maintains its stable flight characteristics; it had to prove that in an especially composed flight test programm.