Accession Number:

ADA061671

Title:

Principles of Helicopter Performance

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL TEST PILOT SCHOOL PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-03-08

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

This textbook is used as the primary reference for the Helicopter Performance Course at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. The Helicopter Performance Course is an integral part of the School curriculum, the particular requirements of which influence the manner and degree of development of these notes. The course is intended to provide a background for the helicopter performance flight projects conducted by the students. The helicopter, with emphasis on the main rotor, is analyzed in various flight conditions to determine the major factors which influence the performance. Simplified analysis is first applied to hover and then extended to include translational conditions after which consideration is given to the effect of some of the more significant simplifications.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE