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flightir dor ne at UM, julyurationinutes. odjective take-off ore aft cg position and to engage the auto pilot for the first time in flight. take-off0 lbs with cg9 per cew. take-off on ab with water and climb on ad0 feeteas, 1 ind-up turns made while deceleratingeas. static longtt udual st abu ity checks here hade atfeet deceleratingeas followed by acceleratingeas with little trim change noted. this check was repeated0 feet with accelerat ioneas with same the rough air encountered0 will probably adversely affect the oscillograph traces.
the first in-flight engagement of the auto-pilot was done at mach0 feet. there were no transients on engagement. the aircraft was flown straight and level followed dy climbs and turns in both directions, auto-pilot functioned well.
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THE AUTO-PILOT WAS THEN DISENGAGED AND THE AIRCRAFT0 FEET WHILE SLOWINGEASEAS. FUEL WAS DUMPED AND DESCENT CONTINUED ARRIVING OVER BASEEET AT LANDING WEIGHT .
LANDING WAS MADE ATER CENT CG THE LAC CHUTE WAS DEPLOYEDNOTS AND AFTER HARD BRAKING THE AIRCRAFT WAS TURNED OFF ON THE TAXI WAY. TWO TIRES WERE BLOWN ON FLIGHTN LANDING AND AGAIN THE SAME TWO WERE BLOWN ON IN DOTH CASES THE BLOWOUTS WERE CAUSED BY SKIDDING AND IN BOTH CASES THERETRONG CROSS WIND COMPONENT DURING LANDING AND BRAKING.
THE MOST AFT CG POSITION REACHED IN FLIGHT TO DATE ISER CENT. THIS IS AS FAR AFT AS THE CG CAN GO IN THE PRESENT CONFIGURATION.
FLIGHTS SCHEDULED FOR0 TO FURTHER INVESTIGATE AFT CC LOCATIONS AND TO SIMULATE REFUELING WITHRIOR TO MAKING ACTUAL REFUELINGS WITH THEEXT WEEK.
THEILLFLUSHING OF THE TANKS AND
BRIEFING OF THE CREW ONNDT COL HA USER WILSON OFUSAF AND RED HARRIS OF SHELL OIL WILL ALSO BE PRESENT.
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