Accession Number : AD0784595

Title :   Elastic Pitch Beam Tail Rotor Operational Suitability Investigation

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : KAMAN AEROSPACE CORP BLOOMFIELD CT

Personal Author(s) : Falcone, Alfred S ; Clark, Frank ; Maloney, Paul

PDF Url : AD0784595

Report Date : Jul 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : Work was performed to ascertain the operational suitability of the 6Elastic Pitch Beam Tail Rotor6 and to select an optimized coating system and leading edge erosion guard. The five basic tasks performed are the following: (1) protective coating for the glass reinforced plastic spar (GRP). (2) Elastic pitch beam spring rate. (3) Elastic pitch beam fatigue. (4) Erosion protection system. (5) Damage resistance and ballistic damage tolerance.

Descriptors :   *TAIL HELICOPTER ROTORS, BALLISTICS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, IMPACT TESTS, LEADING EDGES, PROTECTIVE COATINGS

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE