Accession Number:

ADA071648

Title:

Flight Test Evaluation of the High Inertia Rotor System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 21 Sep 1976-1 Feb 1979

Corporate Author:

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC FORT WORTH TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this program were to document the reduction in height-velocity restrictions for autorotational landings, the increased transient performance and maneuver capability using modified flight techniques, and the handling qualities of a modified OH-58A helicopter with a High Energy Rotor System HERS. The rotor incorporated increased chord blades and provision for three different tip weights resulting in Lock number variations of 2.61, 3. 14, and 5.43.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE