Accession Number : AD0465214


Title :   X-22A TRI-SERVICE V/STOL AIRCRAFT


Descriptive Note : Monthly progress rept. no. 28, 1-31 Mar 1965


Corporate Author : BELL AEROSYSTEMS CO BUFFALO NY


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/465214.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : Effort during the period was concentrated on the completion of aircraft No. 1 (Bu No. 1520) and on efforts required to continue the transmission system formal qualification on the test stand. Engineering liaison continued with shop and laboratory efforts. Flight test instrumentation progressed and test procedures were reviewed for coordinated efforts. During March, the empty weight calculation for the aircraft increased 13.7 pounds to a total of 549.8 pounds over target. The increases were in access door additions, general interference and installation changes, landing gear and electrical installation. The Spin model test report was submitted to BuWeps. Analyses and test report preparation continued on the 1/3 and the Full scale powered duct models. Activity on the powered Free Flight model is expected to resume in April. The second aircraft set of components have progressed, paced by the vendors completion of the duct support tubes, their splining and mating with the harmonic drive units. The wing, fin and other components are completed for final assembly installation.


Descriptors :   *VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT , AIRCRAFT ENGINES , AIRFRAMES , BUFFETING , CAPTIVE TESTS , DRAG , DUCTS , FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS , HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT , LANDING GEAR , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , RESEARCH AIRCRAFT , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , SCHEDULING , SHROUDED PROPELLERS , STABILITY , STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , TRANSMISSIONS(MECHANICAL) , VIBRATION , WEIGHT


Subject Categories : V/STOL


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE