Accession Number:

ADA214138

Title:

Flight Test and Analysis Procedures for New Handling Criteria

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AEROSPACE ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

There is work underway to revise the US MIL-H-8501 and the UK Def- Stan 00970 design requirements for the specification of handling qualities for military rotorcraft. This paper reports on current RAE research activities in support of the two programmes. The focus of this work has been an extensive series of flight trials to investigate handling and performance requirements for low level nap-of-earth operations. The paper introduces and discusses results of trials on two different aircraft in a small amplitude, high gain pitch tracking task, and for two discrete moderate amplitude manoeuvres. Keywords Foreign technology Helicopters Flight control systems. kt

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE