Accession Number:

AD0815024

Title:

TEST OF T-BAR POLYESTER SPRAY SYSTEM FOR PREPARATION OF LANDING SITES.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Aug-Sep 66,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

In frontline areas, landing sites must be constructed rapidly. They must be prepared so that dirt and other foreign objects in the vicinity of the aircraft will not become airborne and obstruct the pilots view or be ingested by the aircraft engine. In this investigation of site construction, a T-bar spray system for spraying polyester resins was tested to ascertain its efficiency for rapid preparation of sites. The test results show that the T-bar spray system is a rapid and efficient means of applying large quantities of polyester resin and can be used in the preparation of helicopter sites and for aircraft parking areas. The system proved its usability as a load bearing surface by supporting a sedan-type automobile, a truck, and an HH-43 helicopter. Tests were not performed to show the usability of the site for VSTOL aircraft as none were available at the time. It is recommended that the T-bar spray system be investigated further and that several modifications be made, such as a reduction of pumping pressure and an increase of pumping rate. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE