Re: V22 Osprey

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue Jan 02 2001 - 07:54:51 MST

Spike Jones wrote:
> > Spike Jones wrote: ...Then keeping the props horizontal, the pilot rotates
> > the
> > > fuselage to horizontal, and gradually settles to the deck...
> >
> > "Michael S. Lorrey" wrote: Its been done. There was both Air Farce and
> > Navy programs in the 50s &... tricky with nothing but sky for visual
> > references, to land.
> Seems like we could use the old airframes and let modern ring laser
> gyros and piezoelectric sensors with microprocessor based digital
> control systems do what the humans couldnt do back then. Whaddya
> think, Mike? spike

It is a good idea, but takeoff and landings would have to be completely
automated, tho the low price of CCD cameras today make a VR HUD a much
more affordable possibility. Perhaps some sort of intelligent
landing/takeoff governor program that would tweak control inputs if
pilot control got too far out of spec.

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