DD(Dad’s Diary) 52

This ┬áis more on the “tale-of-two-helicopters”. The H-2 and H-3 were quite unique for sure. Each systems operated different on each aircraft, and the Navigation Systems were much different on the 2 Helicopters. On The H-2 Helicopters the system was maintained and repaired by electronic-technicians , so as an electrical system technician , I stayed away them. But years later with the H-3’s we had to troubleshoot them , The H-2 system was very basic , as the aircraft was used near the USS;s . The H-3 had a system similar to most other aircraft , the AFCS systems (Automatic Flight Control Systems) used sensors to keep the Heading Steady , as they were frequently operated far out to sea , and away from other ships and bases. So where you were going , and rate of speed could be entered in the computer , and the aircraft was pointed that way in any weather, Now modern science and GPS make the task much simpler .
More to come…