Accession Number:

ADA214412

Title:

X.2 Limited Flight Test Plan

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROLIFT INC TILLAMOOK OR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-15

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

The X.2 Limited Flight Test Plan is for the CycloCrane Program. The principal objectives of the planned tests are to 1 assess a number of ground handling scenarios for the X.2 system to determine the preferred mix of Ground Support Equipment GSE and personnel for efficient and safe field operations, and 2 obtain specific performance data needed to support design development e.g., hover power of new, four engine configuration. The aerostat has a diameter of 68 feet and is 136 feet long. The fabric is a polyurethane coated dacron. The X.2 CycloCrane is powered by four Hirth F-30 110 horsepower each two-stroke engines. The total weight of these four engines with reduction belt drives and exhaust manifolds is 440 pounds. The four propellers are wooden, three-bladed fixed pitch with a diameter of 92 inches. The telemetry subsystem has been upgraded to accommodate the installation of four engines place of the original two. It has a truly remote control operation and is relatively simple but reliable. jhd

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE