Tail Rotor Performance and Translational Flight Handling Qualities Tests UH-1H Helicopter
Final rept. 11 Jun-9 Aug 1971
ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA
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Engineering flight tests were conducted on the UH-1H helicopter to evaluate the performance and handling qualities during hover, translational flight, and forward flight. Tests were conducted in California at Edwards Air Force Base and at test sites near Bishop during the period 13 July to 9 August 1971. The UH-1H helicopter is being purchased by the US Air Force to perform search and rescue missions. Selected performance parameters and handling qualities were quantitatively and qualitatively evaluated.