Engineering Flight Test of the OH-6A Helicopter (Cayuse). Phase D
Final rept. Jul 1966-Apr 1969
ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA
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Performance and stability and control tests were conducted on the OH- 6A helicopter to determine compliance with the detail specification HTC-AD 369- Y-8003 and to provide information for the operators manual. The testing was conducted at Edwards Air Force Base, California and at auxiliary test sites at Bakersfield and Bishop, California. The OH-6A met all performance guarantees except for the OGE Standard Day, 2613 pound gross weight, sea level hover guarantee. For this condition the hover height was 15 feet. The overall stability and control characteristics were considered satisfactory and complied with the requirements of military specification 8501-A with the allowed deviations in the detail specification with the exception of the maximum roll rate allowed in paragraph 3.3.15, which was exceeded but was satisfactory.