The RASCAL JUH-60A is a research and technology demonstrator aircraft developed by the U.S. Army and NASA as an airborne laboratory.

 

RASCAL stands for Rotorcraft Aircrew Systems Concepts Airborne Laboratory. The base platform is a UH-60A. The aircraft has been used in investigations of advanced, integrated control concepts for achieving high levels of agility and maneuverability, and guidance technologies, employing computer/sensor-aiding, designed to assist the pilot during low-altitude flight in conditions of limited visibility.

 

Source: “Rotorcraft In-Flight Simulation Research at NASA Ames Research Center: A Review of the 1980's and plans for the 1990’s”,  Aiken, Edwin W., Hindson, William S., Lebacqz, J. Victor, Denery, Dallas G., Eshow, Michelle M., NASA-TM-103873, Aug 01, 1991

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Parent type: Sikorsky S-70/H-60

Aircraft status: In development

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 0-1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 5.16 m (16.9 ft)

Overall Length: 19.79 m (64.9 ft)

Overall Width: 16.38 m (53.7 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: GE T700-GE-700 turbine

Engine manufacturer: GE Aviation

Intermediate power: 1146 kW (1536 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

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