VTOL boxcar? Never saw it. Very interesting.
X-18, experimental developed using the fuselage of a C-122. Worked a bunch of times, but with scary issues, eventually going into a spin at 10k during transition. Recovered controlled flight, but never flew again. Still was the basis for tilt wing tech that we enjoy today.
+Eric Poe Interesting. Thanks Eric!
I wonder if this test aircraft lead to the development of the V-22 Osprey.
Check that out! Looks like in the 60's maybe? So the idea has been around for awhile? Just perfecting it was a nightmare I guess.
It did. One significant design improvement made over this early model was crosslinked engines. Either side's engines will power both sides' props. An essential redundancy. Otherwise, a simple engine failure results in crash.
The looks so cool lol.😇☺
really a nice one
Cool car!!!!! <3
Amazing is the word lol.😇😇😇☺☺🚴🚴🐕:-) lol
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That looks cool
Lol this is the coolest thing ever lol.😇😇😊😇😊😇😊😊☺☺🐕🐕🚴🚴.
That thing is not even arowdinamok it difise all of the gravity laws it should not be flying like helicopters are not supposed to fly because of gravity
But it is really cool
Test pilots must have a lot of guts.
They do have guts … when there was a bit of a plane/glider frenzy during and just after WWII, there were a lot more prototypes like this out there. Many of them didn't even fly as well as this one, and they crashed. Ones like the Northrop XB-35 and the YB-49, even though they didn't crash – they actually flew.
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