Accession Number:

ADA167811

Title:

Design of a Vertical Thrust Stand for a Remotely Piloted Model Helicopter.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

This paper discusses the necessary functional characteristics for the design of a test stand to measure the vertical thrust of a remotely piloted model helicopter as a functions of power output, in different degrees of ground effect. A number of potential design choices are presented along with possible instrumentation schemes to obtain both the power output and the lifting force generated by the Heli-Star model helicopter equipped with a Gold Cup HP.61 engine. Included are the results of preliminary validation testing of the test stand design chosen and a discussion of the methods used to eliminate or control vibrations which hampered the utility of the test stand. Recommendations for possible future modifications are also included.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • VSTOL
  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE