Accession Number : AD0908656

Title :   Instrument-Flight-Rules Capability Evaluation CH-54B (TARHE) Helicopter.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Aug 71-19 May 72,

Corporate Author : ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS TEST ACTIVITY EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s) : Bailes, Edward E. ; Diekmann, Vernon L. ; Watts, Joseph C. ; Henderson, John C.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : Airworthiness and flying qualities tests were conducted on the Sikorsky CH-54B Skycrane helicopter to determine its instrument-flight-rules capability and compliance with MIL-H-8501A. The flying qualities of the CH-54B in the Army pod configuration are acceptable for flight under instrument-flight-rules conditions with both automatic flight control systems operating. The CH-54B should be equipped with dual visual omnirange receivers and a marker beacon receiver. Additional testing should be accomplished to quantitatively determine the instrument-flight-rules capability of the CH-54B with external single-point sling loads.

Descriptors :   (*HELICOPTERS, FLIGHT TESTING), (*INSTRUMENT FLIGHT, HELICOPTERS), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), AUTOMATIC PILOTS, FLIGHT INSTRUMENTS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, HELICOPTER ENGINES, INSTRUMENT PANELS, DATA PROCESSING, STABILITY, YAW, SPECIFICATIONS, RADIO BEACONS, INSTRUMENTATION, MAGNETIC RECORDING SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE