Preliminary Airworthiness Evaluation of the UH-1H Hind-D Surrogate
Final rept. 12 Sep 3 Oct 1985
ARMY AVIATION ENGINEERING FLIGHT ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA
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The US Army Aviation Engineering Flight Activity conducted a Preliminary Airworthiness Evaluation of the UH-1HHIND-D Surrogate to determine if any significant handling qualities differences existed between the HIND-D surrogate configured aircraft and the standard UH-1H helicopter. This evaluation was conducted at Edwards Air Force Base, California from 12 September to 3 October 1985. Fifteen flights were conducted for a total of 12.7 hours, of which 8.4 hours were productive. The handling qualities of the UH-1HHIND-D Surrogate were not significantly different from the standard UH-1H helicopter. Two shortcomings were indentified residual water collected in the bottom of the visual modification nose turret following exposure to rain, and debonding of the rubber pads located on the engine cowl near the upper aft detector belt attaching point.