Accession Number : AD0436273


Title :   HELICOPTER MAIN ROTOR BLADE TRACKING DEVICE.


Descriptive Note : Final engineering rept., Jun 60-Sep 62,


Corporate Author : FAIRCHILD CAMERA AND INSTRUMENT CORP SYOSSET N Y


Personal Author(s) : Sansone,R


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 76


Abstract : The design, development and testing are reported of a Helicopter Main Rotor Blade Tracking Device. In its final configuration, Device 9U96 consisted of a hand-held viewer and its attendant power supply and five corner cube wing tip reflectors of different colors. The device was used to measure the out-of-track of the Main Rotor Blades of an H-37B aircraft. It was found that Device 9U96 wa capable of measuring individual out-oftrack to less than 1/4 of an inch at the blade cap at night. Testing during the day revealed that the Device did not have full 24-hour capability. (Author)


Descriptors :   *HELICOPTER ROTORS , OPTICAL TRACKING , HELICOPTERS , ROTOR BLADES(ROTARY WINGS) , OPERATION , DEFLECTION , MEASUREMENT , RESOLUTION , OPTICAL EQUIPMENT , MISALIGNMENT


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE