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kolibri282

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Hi Chan Ling,

thank you for the thumbs up! Welcome to the rotaryforum and I hope you enjoy this great place.
 

XXavier

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Kolibri282 did not forget the emoticon... ;-) Please take due note...
 

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Fairey videos

Fairey videos

several good videos on youtube, never looked very graceful on landing.

This one from the 1959 airshow, shows a bunch of nurses exiting after a high performance touchdown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJqcVVnk3DM

1958 airshow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4AIVAz0QxY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9633v6U0wo

4 part series on the Fairey, has lots of great rotorcraft video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyxj8soYqwQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A7iQXAwgcY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iR2oM_LVmk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKlOfpCw8aE
 

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piolenc

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The pilot conrol interface on a Rotodyne

The pilot conrol interface on a Rotodyne

Something I've been puzzled about is the design of the control interface on a vehicle like the rotodyne or the McDonnell XV-1 - that is, one which transitions from tip-jet drive to operation as an autogyro. I keep trying to act out the transition in my head, and I always end up needing three hands.

If anybody know about reports, pictures or films which cover this I would be very grateful for a link or a reference.
 

kolibri282

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hi Marc
regarding your post #48: could you post a screen shot, it might help to identify the problem

regarding #49 we have two quite comprehensive reports covering the XV-1 in our "Technical Books, Papers and Publications" section, I do not remember though if they cover operating the aircraft, you might want to have a look here:
http://www.rotaryforum.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-33897.html

There are some hints on how the Rotodyne was operated here:
http://pigeonsnest.co.uk/stuff/howards-stuff/rotodyne/rotodyne.pdf

Cheers,


Juergen
 
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XXavier

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Does anybody know how to display the images in the Flightglobal archive? They used to display, and I could even download them. Now they show up only in the left frame.

I have no problem, in my 'MacBook' with instantánea/capture. For example:

 

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I wonder if the Rotordyne had any ice protection ? As well as what would happen if you lost one of those tip jets during a hover ?
 

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I wonder if the Rotordyne had any ice protection ? As well as what would happen if you lost one of those tip jets during a hover ?
Concerning de-icing:



 

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