Summary of Drive-Train Component Technology in Helicopters
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER
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A review of current helicopters was conducted to determine the technology in the drive-train systems. This paper highlights the design features including reliability, maintainability and survivability characteristics, in transmission systems for the OH-58, UH-1, CH-47, and UH-60 helicopters. In addition, trade-offs involving cost, reliability and life are discussed.