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To determine the severity of the flying environment of the HC-130H, an aircraft was instrumented with an Acra KAM-500 Data Acquisition Unit connected to accelerometers, strain gages, and pressure, temperature, and humidity sensors. The KAM-500 also monitored aircraft parameters, such as airspeed, altitude, gear and flap position, and ramp door position.
Aircraft life extended by 20% for 16 of the Coast Guard’s 26 HC-130H aircraft.
An 11% reduction in fleet age, resulting in approximately three additional operational years gained until CWB life limits reduce the unrestricted fleet to 16 aircraft.
Additional environmental data collected for future C-130 corrosion studies.
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