Structural Flight Loads Data from C-130E Aircraft
Final rept. Nov 1963-Apr 1965
TECHNOLOGY INC DAYTON OH
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To provide information for the derivation of the operational loads spectrum of C-130E aircraft, this report presents the 6317 hours of in-flight data processed during a C-130E structural loads program. Of the thirty-five C- 130Es instrumented to collect the data, 20 were based at Charleston Air Force Base to fly MATS EASTAF transatlantic routes and 15 at Travis Air Force Base to fly MATS WESTAF transpacific routes. Four parameters basic to flight loads studies were recorded time, airspeed, altitude, and normal acceleration at the aircraft center of gravity. Included among the variables derived from the basic parameters are equivalent maneuver load factor and derived gust velocity. Techniques used to process and analyze the data are discussed. A supplement to this report presents the derived gust velocities by season and MATS routes. None of the loads sustained by these aircraft exceeded the design limits.
- Transport Aircraft