Old 9th Sep 2008, 11:55
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VitaminGee
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As ever, very interesting. The V-22 idea was debated here sometime ago, and IIRC there was also an issue with the lack of pressurisation and, cost. Which was reputedly massive. (Mahoosive, in fact). For a maximum of 12 aircraft, getting the altitude performance and radar integration work done seemed to provide a range of numbers from the shockingly high to the truly absurd. However, if we could expand the customer base, then at least the engineering amortisation would be spread further
From aviation week, USMC and TOSS

...couldn't find mention of this earlier in the thread.

WRT Dave B and SRVLs, is the degree of difficulty increased by Dave B's unconventional flying controls when hovering and the transition thereto?
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