Accession Number:

AD0270921

Title:

AVROCAR FLIGHT EVALUATION

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA

Report Date:

1962-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Research is presented on the Avrocar, an unconventional aircraft having an 18-foot diameter circular planform. A one-place open cockpit is located on each side. A fixed tricycle landing gear with 6-inch diameter wheels is provided. Landing gear pads have also been used for landing on soft terrain. Take-off gross weight is 5680 pounds, which includes 840 pounds of fuel 34 capacity, and a 190 pound pilot. Three Continental J69-T-9 engines, each rated at 927 pounds static sea level thrust, act as a gas generator to drive a centrally located turbine compressor combination known as a turborotor. Air from the 60 inch diameter turborotor and the J69 exhaust flows through 54 radial ducts and exhausts to atmosphere through various combinations of annular nozzles and peripheral jets, depending on the flight regime.

Subject Categories:

  • Research and Experimental Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE