CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM [DELETED] RE FLIGHT WAS MADE PRIMARILY TO FURTHER INVEST

Created: 6/27/1962

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FLIGHTADE TODAY, AIRCRAFT AIRBORNEOURINUTES. BELL PARKS PILOT, HIS SECOND FLIGHT. TAKE-OFF MADE WITH AB AND HATER0 POUNDS. ROTATION0 FEET WITH LIFT OFF0 FEET. INITIAL CLIMB ON AB0 FEETEAS. AN AB LEVEL FLIGHT ACCELERATION WAS THAT MADE0 FEETEAS TO INVESTIGATE TAIL VIBRATION PROBLEM. AB LEVEL FLIGHT ACCELERATIONS WERE THEN BUN0 FEETEAS AND0 FEETEAS. SAS PITCH, ROLL, AND YAW DAMPER CHECKS WERE MADE0 FEET WITH SATISFACTORY RESULTS. IMULATED REFUELING WAS MADE WITHILOT REPORTS SOME DIFFICULTY WTTHVlSlON. LANDINGWERE CHECKED0 FEETEAS WITHON AND OFF. ON-AFTER BURNER DESCENT WAS MADEEAS FOLLOWEDUNWAY FLY-BYEETEAS. FUEL

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THE FLIGHT TODAY WAS MADE PRIMARILY TO FURTHER INVESTIGATE THE PROBLEM OF TAIL VlBRAT ION. PEEDEAS WAS REACHED WITH NO NOTICEABLE EFFECTS. UNLIGHT IS PROGRAMMED TO EXTEND THIS INVESTIGATIONEAS0 FEET. IF NO DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS ARE NOTED IN THE TAD- AREA, THE PROGRAM WILL PROBABLY ONCE MORE PICK UP MOMENTUM OE EXTEND THE SPEED AND ALTITUDE ENVELOPE,

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