Evaluation of a Lip-Seal Hydraulic Fitting for the F-14 Aircraft
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE
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A new type of lip-seal fitting was evaluated for possible use on the F-14 aircraft. This fitting would be used interchangeably with the Resistoflex Dynatube which is now being exclusively used. Impulse, proof, burst, repeat assembly, and flexure testing was completed on representative samples. Three samples of sizes 6 mm, 9 mm, 13 mm and 25 mm were tested in accordance with MIL- F-18280 and Grumman Aerospace Company specification SP-G-017A. They successfully passed all tests. Compatibility with the Resistoflex Dynatube connector is established and it is recommended that this fitting be used interchangeably with the Dynatube fitting.
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