Accession Number : ADA117747

Title :   Evaluation of New Iroquois Torquemeter PN 73-30-1.

Descriptive Note : Technical investigation rept.,

Corporate Author : AIRCRAFT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT UNIT EDINBURGH (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Ward,L R

PDF Url : ADA117747

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The purpose of this investigation was to supervise the installation of a prototype torquemeter in an Iroquois UH-1H and to evaluate the accuracy, damping, drift and ergonomic aspects of the new torquemeter. Tests showed that torquemeter accuracy was unacceptable and the indicating system was prone to significant drift. Tradesmen found adjustment of the 'zero set' difficult to perform due to poor access to the adjustment screw. Instrument markings in the range greater than 30 psi were obscured when viewed from the co-pilot's seat. The night-lighting of the instrument and the reflection characteristics of the glass cover were also unsatisfactory. The procedure for torquemeter adjustment for installed engine Data Plate Torque was found to be in error and a revised procedure is proposed. Several modifications to the instrument are recommended to be made before fleet-wide installation. A limited number of flight tests should be made to check that the production torquemeter and the new performance calculator are compatible. If significant delays occur before introduction of a suitable production torquemeter, an interim method of displaying maximum permissible torque is proposed.

Descriptors :   *Torque converters, *Helicopter engines, Torque, Helicopters, Flight testing, Performance(Engineering), Accuracy, Damping, Drift, Ergonomics, Australia

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE