Accession Number:

AD0257374

Title:

TORSO-HEAD RESTRAINT SYSTEM FOR THE MODELF4H-1 AIRPLANE

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOHNSVILLE PA AVIATION MEDICAL ACCELERATION LAB

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Report Date:

1959-02-20

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A study was conducted to evaluate an experimental torso-head restraint system to be used in the flight tests of the Model F4H-1 airplane. This study was concerned with the adequacy of the restraint offered by the system with respect to protection of the pilot during exposure to acceleration. Three specific acceleration patterns representing extreme conditions which might occur during the course of the flight tests were investigated. Also determined in the course of the study was the ability of subjects to operate the stick and rudder pedals, the aircraft drogue chute, and both ejection controls under these conditions of acceleration while using the torsohead restraint. Results indicated that to the degree that the conditions of flight of the F4H-1 were simulated in this study the pilot will be adequately restrained by this seat and restraint system and will be able to operate the stick control, rudder pedals, drogue chute control, and the ejection controls under actual flight conditions. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE