Rotor Test Rig MERIT

Munich Experimental Rotor Investigation Testbed - MERIT - is a main rotor test bench designed for universal rotor and propeller aerodynamic and structural dynamic investigations. Its robust and compact design allows for highly dynamic load applications, such as fast forward flight conditions. It is designed for use in TUM´s Windtunnel A at the Chair of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics. 

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Low speed operation with actuators, swashplate and rotor head in safety containment (01-2020)

Successful Assembly of Swashplate Components (04-2019)

Successful Assembly of Rotor Drive Train (03-2019)