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The X-14 - 24 years of V/STOL flight testingThe X-14 V/STOL research aircraft made its first free-hover flight as a proof-of-concept test-bed on Feb. 19, 1957. With the exception of two subsequent modification periods (to X-14A and X-14B) this V/STOL 'workhorse' has been on continuous flight-test status as a research aircraft and flying classroom. The paper presents some of the highlights of its memorable 24-year flight-test career with special emphasis on projects which have contributed to V/STOL technology and on the test pilots who made it happen.
Document ID
19820031392
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Gerdes, R. M. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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