Aerospace

Infinite Control: Bear-Loc® in Boeing’s Wind Tunnel

helicopter blade tests

A 35-foot Bear-Loc raises then locks into position a helicopter undergoing critical performance tests in the Boeing Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing Wind Tunnel (BVWT), located near Philadelphia. In that facility, aerodynamic vehicles—from aircraft to NASCAR racers–undergo force, pressure, flight control, vibratory, and dynamic tests. These tests are meaningless if the lock cannot stay put. Why…

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