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

Created: 12/29/1962

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9 DEC 62

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ADE80 HOURS DURATION TWO HOURS AND TWENTY-THREE MINUTES.

PILOT JIM EASTHAM. PURPOSE OF FLIGHT, INS TESTS. TAKEOFF GROSS0 POUNDS, CGERCENT. MAX3 FEET, MAX. HASE.

2. THE SWITCHOVER FROM GROUND POWER TO AIRCRAFT POWER WAS MADE OK. TAKEOFF WAS FOLLOWED BY CLIMB OUT ON COURSEEAS0 FEET AND AUTO-NAVIGATION WAS USED TO FIRST CHECK POINT AND ALL LOOKED OK. HEADING WAS THEN CHANGED TO SECOND CHECK POINT AND WHEN REACHED POSITION WAS STORED AND HEADING CHANGED TO THIRD CHECK POINT. SYSTEM STILL PERFORMING OK. HOWEVER, DIRECTLY THEREAFTER WHILE HEADING SOUTH, NEEDLE DRIFTED TO THE RIGHT WELL OFF COURSE. THIS WAS FOLLOWEDEQREE TURN TOOGEY. THE REMAINDER OF THE FLIGHT WAS MADE WITH INS OPERATING AND ALL CHECK POINTS STORED BUT SYSTEMAY flFfi ftc MUCH ASECREES TO

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EGREESZIMUTH. FLIGHT WAS COMPLETED BY DEAD RECKONING.

3. FOUR SPEED POWER POINTS WERE CHECKED AND TEMPERATURE READINGS TAKEN IN THE INSOINTS. END OF MESSAGE

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