XV-5A MAINTENANCE AND SYSTEMS EVALUATION
Rept. for 27 Jan-15 Nov 1965
ARMY AVIATION MATERIEL LABS FORT EUSTISVA
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The data compiled during this evaluation were used to determine the effectiveness of design as it applies to maintainability of the overall aircraft, its systems, and its subsystems and, in cases of deficiencies, to recommend improvements and to specify areas that require further research before derivative XV-5A-type aircraft are constructed. Each problem area was analyzed to determine whether the discrepancies resulted from the austere research aircraft program or whether they were inherent in the lift-fan concept. Results of this study uncovered the desirable and undesirable features of 10 of the XV- 5A aircraft systems. Design refinements that will be required to build the lift-fan concept into an operational model are not beyond the engineering technology available during the 1967-1971 time period.
- Research and Experimental Aircraft
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems