APPRECIATION OF THE DYNAMIC PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXTERNAL TRANSPORTATION OF LOADS FROM A HELICOPTER -- STATE OF THE ART

Extensive wind tunnel and full-scale trials have indicated the serious speed limitations imposed by most loads when underslung from a helicopter on a single point suspension. Furthermore, the stability of each load must be judged on its own merits. The merits of the tandem suspension are such that the vast majority of loads can now be stabilized at forward speeds in excess of 150 kt, provided that due consideration is given to the power and control limits of the helicopter. Furthermore, external load transportation by helicopter should be independent of weather conditions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Sheldon, D F
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 281-290
  • Serial:
    • Vertica
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Pergamon Press, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00174312
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM