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NASA CR-3144 A Compilation and Analysis of Helicopter Handling Qualities Data

Author:Heffly, R.K. , Jewell, W. F.
Publisher: NASA

This paper is a compilation of various helicopters (liner model) for rating handling qualities. A block diagram of the flight control law for each aircraft is also presented, although it is a simplified version. The aircraft included are OH-6A, BO-105C, AH-1G, UH-1H, and CH-53D.
There are also data on the amount of steering and weight and center of gravity tolerances required for trim in horizontal flight in various flight conditions. The paper is worth reading for those who wish to fly these aircraft in flight simulators.