CH-47A CHINOOK FLIGHT LOADS INVESTIGATION PROGRAM
TECHNOLOGY INC DAYTON OH
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The report covers the collection and presentation of 165 hours of usable flight data for the CH-47A helicopter. The data recording system and the data processing procedure are described., and an analysis summary of the results of the flight data is presented. The flight data were recorded between 9 September 1964 and 2 December 1965. The area of operation was primarily at or adjacent to Fort Benning, Georgia. To analyze parameters according to distinct flight phases, the reduced data were separated into four mission segments 1 takeoff and ascent 2maneuver 3 descent, flare, and landing and 4 steady state. In the form of tables, histograms, and exceedance curves, the data indicate the time flown in the mission segments and parameter ranges and the number of parameter peaks occurring in the missions and ranges of other parameters. Exceedance curves are given for both the maneuver and the gust normal load factors.