Sec. 23.727 - Reserve energy absorption drop test.

(a) If compliance with the reserve energy absorption requirement in 23.723(b) is shown by free drop tests, the drop height may not be less than 1.44 times that specified in 23.725.

(b) If the effect of wing lift is provided for, the units must be dropped with an effective mass equal to We=Wh/(h+d), when the symbols and other details are the same as in 23.725.

[Doc. No. 4080, 29 FR 17955, Dec. 18, 1964, as amended by Amdt. 23-7, 34 FR 13091, Aug. 13, 1969]