Reliability Evaluation of a Mechanical Stability Augmentation System for Helicopters
Final rept. Mar 1967-Dec 1968
DYNASCIENCES CORP BLUE BELL PA
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The report presents the results of a reliability evaluation of a flightworthy, compact, lightweight three-axis mechanical stability augmentation system MSAS for helicopters. The MSAS consists of the Dynagyro, a two-axis coulomb damped gyroscope, and the Heading Assist Gyro, a single-axis spring- damped rate gyroscope. As part of this program, a prototype flightworthy model of the MSAS was designed, fabricated and extensively tested to evaluate the reliability and maintainability of the system.