LANDING LOADS INVESTIGATION INSTRUMENTATION
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CA
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Loads and contact conditions were measured during landings of an A4D- 2 airplane. Instrumentation was installed in the airplane and landings were performed at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland under specific contact conditions. Upon completion of these landings, the instrumentation was removed from the airplane and shipped to the Douglas Aircraft Company facility at El Segundo, California for a series of laboratory drop tests with an A4D-2 static test air plane. This report discusses the instrumentation installed in both the flight and drop test air planes and also the supporting instrumentation used during the flight and drop tests.