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PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT MODEL 385 AIR REFUELING STORE
BEECH AIRCRAFT CORP WICHITA KANS
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Satisfactory progress was achieved in the continued development of the Beech model 385 air refueling store. Several flight tests were performed on the experimental store, including operational cycles, receiver contacts and flutter checks. Excellent characteristics were indicated regarding mechanical function, drogue stability, formating position and coupling. The store has insufficient response power at low airspeeds, and is presently being modified to obtain improvements in this area. There is also an indication of boom flutter at speeds above 220 KEAS, and a maximum operational speed limitation of 210 knots was tentatively established. Flight testing is expected to be continued pending completion and checkout of the store modification. In addition to the flight test program, work was continued on the compatibility analysis and on prototype store design. Author
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