Accession Number:

AD0652169

Title:

A NOTE ON ROTARY WING HOVERING AND TAKE-OFF PERFORMANCE, DATA ACQUISITION AND ANALYSIS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The paper describes the test and data-analysis techniques used for helicopter hovering and take-off performance investigations at Edwards Air Force Base, where the tethered hovering technique was developed. It is concluded that the methods outlined produce data suitable for defining helicopter hovering and take-off performance. The resulting data has been proven to be repeatable and of sufficient accuracy to provide a basis for Flight Manual Performance Charts. The methods minimize the testing required and provide accuracy that cannot be attained by extrapolation or calculation. The Report is one of the series 515-522 of papers presented at the 27th meeting of the AGARD Flight Mechanics Panel, held 11-12 October 1965 in Rome, Italy. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE