High Performance Helicopter Hoist Program
Final rept. on Phase 1
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA GROUND VEHICLE SYSTEMS
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The report presents a feasibility study on a flywheel powered personnel rescue hoist for helicopters. It includes investigations of flywheel configurations, materials, and associated equipment including bearings, seals, and pumps. Also included are discussions of human factors considerations and design considerations affecting component selection, hoist configuration, and hoist installation. Particular attention is given to the capability of a 13.5- lb, 73.5 w-hr flywheel to provide the short duration high power required to affect rescue hoisting speed as high as 500 ft per min. without overtaxing the helicopters limited accessory power capacity.
- Escape, Rescue and Survival