Accession Number:

ADA093515

Title:

Helicopter External Cargo Sling Apex Fitting - Development and Testing.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 77-May 80,

Corporate Author:

FIBER SCIENCE INC SALT LAKE CITY UT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A one-piece helicopter external cargo sling apex fitting was developed from Kevlar 29 to meet Army requirements for a lightweight, nonmetallic fitting that will facilitate cargo hook movement of sling-assisted loads. This report outlines the processes of material selection, design concepts, manufacturing methods, and testing undertaken to develop a versatile unit that meets or exceeds all previous criteria. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE