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Old 02-21-2012, 09:39 AM   #2686
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I don't understand the engineering reasons behind not pursuing this approach.
From what I have read, the big drawback to the Fairey Rotodyne was unacceptable noise levels, which led to a lack of government support to go forward.

The approach is being pursued on a small scale by the previously mentioned projects by Sikorsky, Eurocopter, and some smaller concerns. It seems that government backing is primarily toward the tilt-rotor concept.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:22 AM   #2687
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Saw a mag article about this a couple of years ago.



Looks nifty.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:10 PM   #2688
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The landings are more of a cross between a flair and an auto-rotation.

It's not the controlled hover a conventional vtol helicopter uses to land.
So we call it a STOL instead?



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Old 02-21-2012, 04:11 PM   #2689
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So we call it a STOL instead?

Sure.



That one must have a unique drive system to the main rotor. Most have only an electric motor to start the rotor spinning (often an automotive type starter motor), once in flight they auto-rotate. They're not lifting thrust rotors in the sense of a conventional helo - they're more of a dynamic wing.

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:24 AM   #2690
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:36 PM   #2691
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Wow... didnt know it was possible to loop the loop (or is that JUMPROPING) a parachute!?
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:31 PM   #2692
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That was wild.

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #2693
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Oshkosh 2011 video

I don't know if this has been posted before, but its so good its worth seeing again.

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Old 02-26-2012, 07:22 PM   #2694
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I don't know if this has been posted before, but its so good its worth seeing again.

Thanks for posting that! My dad took me to Oshkosh when I was about 12 years old. Concorde was there. Best trip EVER!
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:11 PM   #2695
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:06 PM   #2696
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Shamelessly stolen from the WTF thread:

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Old 02-27-2012, 04:13 PM   #2697
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LMAO!
When I read that I heard the digital voice in my head, too... I'm sick...
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:58 AM   #2698
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:33 PM   #2699
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:38 PM   #2700
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Haven't seen that footage before.
Hope he makes a speedy recovery.
He lives it on the edge, for sure...
Hope he's able to continue, once he's recovered.
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