GROUND AND FLIGHT TESTS, XV-9A HOT CYCLE RESEARCH AIRCRAFT
Summary rept., 10 Aug 1964-5 Feb 1965
HUGHES TOOL CO CULVER CITY CA AIRCRAFTDIV
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The performance, structural qualities, and feasibility of the Hot Cycle rotor and propulsion system were successfully verified for all normal helicopter flight modes. Ground tests consisted of preflight and tie-down tests, which provided a functional checkout of the aircraft systems and test instrumentation and a final checkout of the completed aircraft prior to start of flight tests. The 15 hours of flight testing included evaluation of aircraft and rotor system performance, flight loads, cooling, and flying qualities in various flight modes.
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