This paper discusses an improved capability for conducting maneuvering tests of large models and presents an example of a radio-controlled surface model maneuvering experiment, conducted both indoors in a test basin and outdoors in a lake. Recent requirements of various experiments at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), formerly the David Taylor Model Basin, have caused models to be constructed that are much larger than in the past. These large models have significantly limited the maneuvers that can be conducted in the space of the Saunders Maneuvering and Seakeeping (MASK) Facility, causing many maneuvers for large models to be conducted outdoors in local lakes. The results presented here were obtained indoors in the MASK and outdoors 323 at Lake Needwood in Rockville, Maryland. This paper also discusses new developments in the instrumentation used with current and future radio-controlled model experiments.

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