CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM [DELETED] RE PURPOSE OF FLIGHT INS TESTS WITH IDENTICAL

Created: 12/29/1962

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EASTHAM. TAKEOFF GROSS0 POUNDS, CGERCENT. MAXIMUM9 FEET, MAXM. HASE. PURPOSE OF FLIGHT INS TESTS WITH IDENTICAL PROGRAM TO THIS PROGRAM CALLS FOR TWO PASSESRIANGULAR COURSE TOTALLING APPROX TWO AND ONE HALF HOURS FOLLOWEDHUTDOWN AND REFUELING FOR TWO HOURS AT|

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CONTINUE TO OPERATE ON GROUND POWER, FOLLOWED SY ANOTHER IDENTICAL TWO AND ONE HALF HOUR FLIGHT. TOTAL CONTINUOUS RUNNING TIME ON INS, FROM START-UP TO SHUT-DOWNOURS, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO RUN THIS TYPE OF PROGRAM UNTIL INS CHECKS OUT SATISFACTORILY.

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2. THIS FLIGHT PROCEEDED WITHOUT INCIDENT THROUGHOUT THE FIRST PASS AROUND THE COURSE AND THE INS PERFORMED FAIRLY

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MILES AMD SOHE SLIGHT DRIFT IN AZIMUTH. HOWEVER, DURING THE SECOND PASS THE DISTANCE TO GO VAS OFF AS MUCH. MILES AT THE THIRD CHECX POINT AND THE AZIMUTH NEEDLE HAD DRIFTED OFF UP TOEGREES BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT OF COURSE DEPENDENT UPON AIRCRAFT HEADING. INALFUNCTION IN THE CSD UNIT RESULTIN3 IN COMPLETE LOSS OF OIL CAUSED SHUTDOWN OF THE LEFT ENGINE AND| aMnTHfl. MDIHfl WAS EXCELLENT AND WITHOUT INCIDENT. FURTHER FLYING WAS CANCELLED FOR TODAY AS THE ENGINE MUST BE PULLED TO CHECK THE CSD AND THE GENERATOR.

3. THERE ARE NO DEFINITE FLIGHT SCHEDULES FOR NEXT WEEK, AT THIS TIME.

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