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Old 06-16-2017, 06:37 PM   #124 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sidecar
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I'd call that arguable.
I can appreciate why ppl see it that way, after all, IMO there are no working examples to demonstrate the art of the possible.
I can debate either side of the question.

The extant examples include the Molt Taylor Aerocar. IIRC the detachable driveshaft to the pusher prop had a trick shot-filled clutch to inhibit phugoidal vibrations.

You can't just strap an airframe to the roof of a Pinto, that proved fatal. A different architecture is required:

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