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1946 - structural flight test equipment which will enable new and untested aircraft to be flown without risk of life to the test pilot

NAVY DEMONSTRATES RADIO AND TELEVISION TELEMETERING EQUIPMENT

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Telemeter

August24, 1946

Navy structural flight test equipment which will enable new and untested aircraft to be flown without risk of life to the test pilot was demonstrated publicly for the first time 6 August 1946 at MCAS, Cherry Point, N.C. Radio controlled Navy fighters and dive bombers carrying Radio and Television Telemetering gear were test flown from ground and control planes, while results of those tests were relayed to the ground and recorded by the telemetering equipment.

Ground control station for the Tigercat F7F drone. The drone flown from this station during take-offs, landings and other maneuvers during the test flight when it is not practicable to follow the drone closely with the control; plane. The truck is completely mobile, carrying its own power supply and servicing facilities, in addition to all electronics gear used during operation.

 


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