Accession Number:

AD0645216

Title:

TURBINE-DRIVEN NU-8F LIAISON TEST BED

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept. (Final)

Corporate Author:

BEECH AIRCRAFT CORP WICHITA KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

Abstract:

The development and flight test program of the NU-8F was conducted. A Beech Model U-8F was modified by the installation of two UACL PT6A-6 turbine engines in place of the reciprocating engines, and by replacing the stabilizer and rudder with a Beech Model A80 stabilizer and rudder. Ground and flight tests were conducted using FAA regulations as the standard of acceptability. The report contains a comparison of performance characteristics of the NU-8F and the U-8F. A discussion of each phase of the performance tests along with tables and graphs of the flight test data is presented in some detail. The NU-8F has more useful load, increased speed, and a more simple fuel system than the U-8F. It is suitable for use as a turbine-powered trainer or as a liaison and transportation aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Training Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE