Reduction of Glare from the Landing Lights of the OH-58: An Evaluation of Four Potential Solutions
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL
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Four potential solutions to the OH-58 landing lights glare problem were evaluated. The four solutions consisted of 1 placing a metal shield beneath each landing light 2 placing shields on each side of the cockpit extending out laterally and forward from the instrument panel 3 taping over the inside one-half of each chinbubble and 4 taping over the sides of the plexiglass sheet and light well. The first three solutions were all found to be very effective but the preferred solution was the placing of shields beneath the landing lights Solution 1 since this involved no visibility loss or extra material inside the cockpit. However, the overheating of the plexiglass sheet over the light well caused by these metal shields will have to be overcome before this solution is acceptable. It was also found that the tape over the inside one-half of each chinbubble is a very good field-expedient quick fix.