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Old 07-28-2011, 04:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing about X2 all the information.
It seems really good to share that type of informatic stuff for all of us...

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Old 07-28-2011, 11:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Although not a traditional helicopter, a V22 Osprey is faster at 274kts vs the X2s 250 in level flight and 260 in a shallow dive.





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Old 07-28-2011, 12:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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...well, in a hover, the Osprey actually *is* a true helocopter (ha,ha).

...what amazes me is that they can "fold" those huge rotors and yet not have them come apart when operating!
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Love Ospreys, I saw one parked at an airshow but have yet to see one fly.
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Old 08-03-2011, 11:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Are they not under used by US Army ? Even i think so that helicopter is not available for civil use.Can you please correct me about this ?
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:14 AM   #16 (permalink)
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...U.S.Marine Corp only at the moment.

...they did some flight testing near here and had one crash 8-Apr'00 at a local airfield killing all 19 on-board. The plane was stationed at MCAS Yuma, AZ.

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...U.S.Marine Corp only at the moment.
And Air Force.
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...thanks, I *didn't* know the USAF had "bought into" the program. It has had a l-o-n-g and controversial development, marred by many, many accidents and problems.

...one Marine detachment is at MCAS Yuma, AZ, (our hometown) and that crash happened at the Marana, AZ, airport just up/across I-10 highway from our house.

...there was a lot of "hate & discontent" expressed by helo pilots who didn't want anything to do with the MV-22 "Osprey," because of it's litany of problems.

USMC fielded in 2000
USAF fielded in 2009

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Old 08-04-2011, 02:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The Air Force used to use the local air strip for training on the Ospreys, they would fly over my house on their way back. Strange sounding bird, cross between a helecopter twump and a prop planes buzz.
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...thanks, I *didn't* know the USAF had "bought into" the program. It was had a l-o-n-g and controversial development, marred by many, many accidents and problems.
After trying to fly one on a flight simulator I have I fully understand why there were a lot of crashes.

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