Accession Number : AD0004527
Title : RIGID TOW BAR FOR C-82 TYPE AIRCRAFT
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH FLIGHT CONTROL LAB
Personal Author(s) : JONES, ARTHUR G
Report Date : Aug 1952
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : Design and flight tests of a Rigid Tow Bar for towing a glider by the C-82 type aircraft were conducted. It is concluded that this towing method has considerable advantages over rope tow in that: it can be used for all weather flying, the equipinent is much easier stored and would outlast rope many times. Flying the G-15 behind the C-82 in rigid tow, in general, requires less pilot technique than flying it behind the C-47 or C-46 in rigid tow, particularly drring take-off. One of the disadvantages of this bar was the necessity of adding ballast to the nose of the C-42 to compensate for the additional weight on the tail.
Descriptors : *TOWING , *TOW BARS , FLIGHT TESTING , TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , ALL WEATHER , BALLAST
Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE