What are some VTOL Aircraft option we seem to have given up on. Like the X-22 with tilt duct fans
Doge im Luvin Musk this week!!
,Toooooouuch down and,,,FLOP! BOOOM!!
,CHEEEEEER!!! YEEE HA!!! OOO YA!! GO! GO! GO! FIREBIRD!!!! tears.
,,, just, like,, the Good old days.
, soon it will just be,,hohum,, lands back in texas,,, yawn.
My coworker calls this the "VTOL Wheel of Misfortune"
Check this out, Russians already copied the F-35!
Wait, they made YAK VTOLs in the 70's and 80's.
Fun fact, if you look for the patent for the AvroCar, it was already known that it wouldn't fly.
Whenever someone designs a saucer, they think a lot on how to make it float, but they forget that flying means going to a direction at speed (ruining the floating capability).
>flying means going to a direction at speed (ruining the floating capability)
the idea has been around for at least 90 years, yet inventors only just managed to build tiny remote-controlled models
I've never found out why the Dornier-31 never went into production...looks legit, even used Harrier engines. With the later engines, it could've done away with those extra engine pods. With a fleet of these in the 70s, we may not have bothered building the Osprey. Maybe use 'em in Desert One...nevermind, no aircraft could save that disaster from happening.
I love the look of this goofy thing, it looks like something out of one of those "THE FUTURE IS NOW" magazines from the 50s, and it's a direct ancestor to the V-22