CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM [DELETED] RE CONSIDERABLE COMPRESSOR STALLING AT 75 PERC

Created: 6/26/1962

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OR FLIGHT TIME OF ONE HOURINUTES. TAKE OFF AT GROSS WEIGHT0 POUNDS, CG AT2 PERCENT MAC. TEMPERATURE FOR TAKE-OFFECREES FAHRENHEIT. TAKE-OFF WAS IN AB WITH WATER. WATER OFF AT HOUSAND FEET. CLIMB CONTINUED TOHOUSAND FEET. IN LEVEL FLIGHTEAS PICTURES OBTAINED OF TUFTING OIL,VERTICALS. SLOWEDEAS AND PULLED BACK LEFT ENGINE. CONSIDERABLE COMPRESSOR STALLING ATERCENT. PULLED ENGINE BACK TO IDLE AND SHUT DOWN. RESTART WAS NORMAL WITH SOME COMPRESSOR STALLING FROMOHOUSAND WHERE ANOTHER NORMAL RESTART WAS MADE. &AMPERS ALL WENT OFF AT THIS TIME. SUSPECTED CAUSE UNDER CYCLE CONDITION OF INVERTER. COULD NOT GET ALL BACK ON LINE. HANNEL WOULD RE-ENGAGE AND HOLD. AB CLIMB WAS MADE TOHOUSAND WHERE ROUGH AIR AND BUFFETTING

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CHECKS WERE ACCOMPLISHEDACH. REPEAT El THESE CHECKS ATHOUSANJ. EMERGENCY GEAR EXTENSION CHECK MADE WITH ALL GEAR EXTENDING FULLY. WHEN GEAR RETBACTE1 ALL DAMPERS AGAIN WENT OFF. HOWEVER PILOT ABLE TO REENGAGE ALL DAMPERS SUCCEsFULLT.0 POUNDS FUEL. TRIED ADF WITH NO RESULTS. ENTERED TRAFFIC LANDING ON RUNWAY WITHNOT TAIL WIND COMPONENT. LANDING MADE WITH PITCH AND ROLL DAMPERS TURNED OFT WITH NO UNDUE APPROACH SLIGHTLY FAST WITH FASTER HAN NORMAL TOUCHDOWN. DRAG CHUTE NOT ABOARD. RIGHT INBOARD TIRE BLOWN WHILE DOING MODERATE BRAKING. LEFT DRAKE WAS NOTED AS WEAK ON TAXI OUT , PILOT EXPERIMENTING WITH NOSE GEAR STEERING BOTH ON AND OFF DURING LANDING ROLL. WHEN HE NOTED MUCH MORE POSITIVE DBA KING ACTION ON RIGHT THAN ON LEFT HE REENGAGED STEERING AND LEFT IT ON. HE HEARD TIRE BLOW OUT, BUT COULD NOT DETECT IT FROM FEEL OF AIRCRAFT. ROLLOUT WAS

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125 KNOTS. SCILLOGRAPH CHANNEL BECAME INOPERATIVE, BUT MOST OBJECTIVES WERE REALIZED. FLIGHT PLANNED FOR TUESDAYUNE BUT TIME INDEFINITE DUE TO MAGNITUDE OF WORK TO BE DONE IN PREPARATION.

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