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originally posted by: EartOccupant
a reply to: Zaphod58
Maybe a stupid question, but with current gyroscope technology ..
How hard would it be to make an V22 a like plane with Jet engines ?
Too me it seems overdue since the Saab and Harrier.
How hard can it be with current tech to " just " rotate the Jets , while electronics regulate the balance ?
I know the F35 has the option... but i see that hone has more tasks to forfill to be in this league.
It's both. The Osprey is neither fish, nor fowl. A tilt rotor is a useful beast though. All the advantage of a helicopter, with the speed of an aircraft. The complexity is a bad thing though, as it adds a lot of failure points.