Accession Number : AD0661067

Title :   IMPROVING HELICOPTER CONSPICUITY THROUGH THE USE OF PAINTED MAIN ROTOR BLADES

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Crosley, John K ; Bailey, Robert W ; Nix, Jr, M S

PDF Url : AD0661067

Report Date : Oct 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : An in-flight study was conducted to determine the effect of four paint schemes, applied to the main rotor blades of UH-1D helicopters, upon helicopter conspicuity. Twenty-three observers made a total of 138 comparisons of paired aircraft. The preferred scheme incorporated white, red-orange fluorescent, and black paints.

Descriptors :   *AVIATION SAFETY, *HELICOPTERS, *PAINTS, *ROTOR BLADES(ROTARY WINGS), COLORS, HELICOPTER ROTORS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, VISIBILITY, VISUAL PERCEPTION

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE