Airworthiness and Flight Characteristics Evaluation of the McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Corporation (MDHC) 530FF Helicopter
Final rept. Aug 1987-Sep 1988
ARMY AVIATION ENGINEERING FLIGHT ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA
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An Airworthiness and Flight Characteristics Evaluation of the McDonnell Douglas 530FF helicopter also known as the AH-6G or MH-6H was performed by the U.S. Army Aviation Engineering Flight Activity between August 1987 and September 1988. The test consumed 94 productive flight test hours in 152 total hours. Many configurations were flown at gross weights up to 3950 pounds. Three deficiencies related to the handling qualities, and one related to the inability to observe a sidesliptail rotor flapping limit were identified. Twelve shortcomings were also identified. AH-6G, MH-6H, Handling qualities, Inability, Performance, Test and evaluation.