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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/004527.pdf


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