Accession Number:

ADA023850

Title:

Tests of the Bell Aerospace LA-4 ACLS Fitted with Suction Braking and Predictions for Other Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-May 1975

Corporate Author:

BELL AEROSPACE TEXTRON BUFFALO NY

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

A test program was conducted by Textrons Bell Aerospace Company, using their air cushion landing system ACLS equipped Lake LA-4 aircraft to investigate the potential of a suction braking ACLS subsystem. The new braking subsystem was tried on dry and wet runway and rough grass. Deceleration up to 0.5g was recorded with the suction flow available. The potential of a developed system applied to a cushion planform designed to utilize suction braking exceeds this range, and the report predicts effective potential application to the C-130, Jindivik, and XC-8A.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Effect Vehicles and Amphibious Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE