When fully assembled, the MiG-23 aircraft, will be an attraction for all interested in the Aerospace Engineering Department at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Campus at Ettimadai.
With a majority of its subsystems in place, this fighter aircraft is an excellent educational model for students to study and lay hands on a real-life aircraft and its subsystems - a unique first hand experience. The purpose of acquiring this aircraft is purely educational and for demonstrating to the students the role, function and working of various subsystems of the aircraft, and will be a part of the Aircraft Design Laboratory.
The laboratories presently available at the Department of Aerospace are:
- AERODYNAMICS LABORATORY
The lab is being equipped with
- A low speed wind tunnel (upto 50m/s), and
- A desk top water tunnel.
- AEROSPACE STRUCTURES LABORATORY
- PROPULSION LABORATORY
This lab is being equipped by an Avon Engine and will be used mainly for demonstration to undergraduates.
- FLIGHT DYNAMICS AND CONTROL LABORATORY