Accession Number : ADA134116

Title :   Evaluation of the Effects of Lateral and Longitudinal Aperiodic Modes on Helicopter Instrument Flight Handling Qualities (Evaluation des Effets des Modes Aperiodiques Lateraux et Longitudinaux sur les Qualites de Pilotage aux Instruments des Helicopteres).

Descriptive Note : Aeronautical note,


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

PDF Url : ADA134116

Report Date : Jul 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : This report describes a part of a larger program funded jointly by the US Federal Aviation Administration and the National Aeronautical Establishment to provide background information on instrument flight handling qualities of helicopter. This latest series of tests was aimed at addressing the acceptability of pitch and roll aperiodic characteristics when performing general handling and mission-oriented tasks in the NAE Airborne Simulator. In general, the results of these tests are consistent with proposed requirements for helicopter IFR handling qualities. Two significant factors were highlighted in these tests: aircraft characteristics which were not specifically under study may have affected pilot opinions; and changes in pilot opinion occurred depending on whether the task was one of general handling or was specifically mission-oriented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Instrument flight, *Helicopters, *Handling, *Flight maneuvers, Aerodynamic stability, Turning(Maneuvering), Roll, Yaw, Pitch(Inclination), Sideslip, Flight simulators, Flight simulation, Operational effectiveness, Pilots, Canada, Foreign technology

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE