B. Rate the ability
of the pilot to stabilize at the desired exit acceleration and angle.
2. With side stick
Not used .
2. Did you retrim or hold stick force Little retrimming - Acceleration helped.
3. % of time scanning g meter 20 %.
4. Was q = 35° acquired and held easily on the vernier (without excessive control inputs) Yes.
5. Did angle (q = 35°) feel steep after F-104 zoom flights Only because of thrust acceleration.
6. What accuracy was f held to during climb ± 10°.
7. Was side stick retrimmed or was force held to maintain q = 35° and estimate accuracy ±1/2°, %. (Center stick used)
2. Pilot's ability to time the thrust cutoff.
(b) Comprehension good, execution difficult
(c) Comprehension difficult, execution good
(d) Both contributing factors
difficult reaching under higher long. acceleration)
B. Rate the effectiveness of the reaction controls Adequate.
C. Was the effectiveness crossover noted X yes no. (Near peak)
D. Was the proportionality of the reaction controls apparent, yes no. (Not used) Was the half detent noticed X yes. (Appears as stop)
E. Was the reaction control deadband satisfactory for preventing inadvertent control inputs yes no. (Did not observe any - however on preflight check inadvertent inputs occurred)
F. Rate the presentation for this control task Satisfactory.
G. Was null bar (a), angle of attack meter (b) or both for cross reference (c) used, for pushover c for a = 4° b .
H. Was the airplane attitude controlled to ±6° pitch and yaw, ±20° roll ( ); ±3° pitch and yaw, ±lO° roll ( X ); or ±l° pitch and yaw, ±3° roll ( ).
I. Was the outside visual environment through peripheral visual useful as an attitude reference X yes, no. Not noticed .
J. Was control task performed leisurely or hurriedly. Leisurely - but errors were not allowed to build up.
K. Indicate the effect of zero g environment on the ability of the pilot to
Control O % X none
Breathe normally O % X none
Any unusual feelings or sensations. None - except brief falling
L. Did negative pitch rate of the trajectory noticeably increase the difficulty of the control task. Yes no X .
M. Did airplane oscillations at low q provide feel enabling the pilot to lead the airplane motions to supplement the pilot's display, Yes no X .
N. Was reaction control ( ) aerodynamic control ( X ) trim ( X ) or combinations ( X ) used to set up entry angle of attack.
Control used center X side. Trim used Full nose up.
B. Rate the presentation for this part of maneuver 2 .
C. Rate the control task for the pullout at high g 2 .
D. Note the effect of entry acceleration on pilot. Control O % X no.
Vision 0 %
B. Indicate portion of the flight requiring maximum pilot effort Reentry . Maximum effort required X 100-75%, (Due to vibration problem), Climbout 75-50%, Ballistic 50-25%, or 25-0%.
C. Illustrate scanning technique used. (Below)
E. Were techniques used and problem noted encountered on the simulator X yes no.
F. Was the fixed-base flight simulator adequate for pilot preparation for a flight involving this control task and acceleration environment? Yes X no . (Only after having had centrifuge runs)
G. Are airplane presentation, aerodynamic controls, reaction controls, piloting techniques and flight techniques adequate for the next higher buildup flight X yes no. (Minor instrument relocation changes required)