Accession Number:

AD0649258

Title:

EVALUATION OF RAIN-EROSION-RESISTANT MATERIALS TO PROTECT THE HH-43B/F HELICOPTER ROTOR

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept., 30 Jul 1963-26 Dec 1964

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING GROUP WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The report describes the tests of various materials to determine a suitable protective covering for the HH-43BF helicopter servo-flap leading edge when operating in rain. Nineteen materials were tested and compared on a rain erosion spray rig in the electric motor whirl stand facility at WPAFB Ohio. Impact velocity varied from 330 to 730 ft per second. A description of the facility, test procedures, results and recommendations is presented. Photographs of the spray rig and test specimens are also included.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE