Accession Number : ADA114004

Title :   Evaluations of Helicopter Instrument-Flight Handling Qualities (Evaluation de la Maniabilite des Helicopteres pour le vol aux Instruments),


Personal Author(s) : Sinclair,S R M ; Kereliuk,S

PDF Url : ADA114004

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : The NAE Airborne Simulator, a modified and suitably equipped Bell 205A helicopter, was used in experiments to provide background information on the handling qualities requirements for helicopter instrument flight. This investigation was in support of a regulatory review indertaken by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration as part of an overall assessment of the helicopter certification process. The results illustrate the inter-dependence of the various stability and control characteristics which contribute to sate instrument flight handling qualities, and underline the importance of good mission simulation in conducting certification-related experiments. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Instrument flight, *Helicopters, Handling, Quality, Flight simulation, Airborne, Dynamic response, Aerodynamic stability, Flight control systems, Aviation safety, Canada

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE