Accession Number:

AD0876954

Title:

Airworthiness and Flight Qualification Tests, RU-8D Airplane, Winebottle Configuration.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 68-Mar 70 on Phase 2,

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA

Report Date:

1970-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The limited airworthiness and flight qualification test Phase D evaluation of the RU-8D airplane Winebottle configuration was conducted to obtain quantitative handbook data for accurate and safe mission planning. The tests included level flight, landing and takeoff performance stalls and single-engine characteristics and longitudinal and lateral-directional handling qualities. Forty-eight test flights were flown for a total of 51 productive flight test hours. Within the scope of this test, the performance capabilities and the handling qualities of the RU-8D are satisfactory for the reconnaissance mission.

Subject Categories:

  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE