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RIGID TOW BAR FOR C-82 TYPE AIRCRAFT
AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH FLIGHT CONTROL LAB
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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.
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