Accession Number:

AD0266167

Title:

F-106/MA-1 MOISTURE INVESTIGATION

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TEST SQUADRON (OPERATIONAL) (4750TH) TYNDALL AFB FLA

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Report Date:

1961-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

In an effort to reduce F-106MA-1 failures under high temperaturedew point conditions, two modifications were proposed. They were the Convair 60 degrees thermostat and the Hughes moistureproof coaxial cables. Headquarters ADC directed an operational suitability test to evaluate these proposals. During sixteen valid test flights, twelve MA-1 computer failures occurred due to excessive moisture. There were no coaxial cable failures. The Convair 60 degree thermostat does not prevent excessive moisture from accumulating in the MA-1 system at 1,000 feet under high temperaturedew point conditions. The Hughes moistureproof coaxial cables prevent cable failures as a result of moisture. They do not prevent MA-1 system failure due to excessive moisture. Further engine ring study and follow-on tests to alleviate moisture problems are recommended. Au hor

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE