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Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2019, 06:23
Replies: 67
Views: 24,192
Posted By Commando Cody

There used to be a saying that the F-4 proved...

There used to be a saying that the F-4 proved that with enough thrust, even a barn door will fly.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2019, 07:19
Replies: 67
Views: 24,192
Posted By Commando Cody

Again, given that Army is all hot to go with...

Again, given that Army is all hot to go with FARA, the old staying applies, "Show me the money".
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2019, 07:17
Replies: 67
Views: 24,192
Posted By Commando Cody

What Rugen is describing is pretty much what was...

What Rugen is describing is pretty much what was always planned for FVL-M. His statement about, " We know a lot about that lift-offset compound already..." doesn't make a lot of sense given X2's...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2019, 04:33
Replies: 67
Views: 24,192
Posted By Commando Cody

I did read that article before my lengthy post. ...

I did read that article before my lengthy post. The key points here are that this is another RFI. RFIs are put out all the time. Army has put out multiple RFIs on FLRAA already, but there is still...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2019, 06:50
Replies: 67
Views: 24,192
Posted By Commando Cody

If I can be permitted to drone on: There's...

If I can be permitted to drone on:

There's no actual competition between these two demonstrators. Right now
they are part of the Joint MultiRole-Technology Demonstrator program.
That's a...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2019, 03:14
Replies: 67
Views: 24,192
Posted By Commando Cody

If I may venture a reply: Bell had always...

If I may venture a reply:

Bell had always said that they were building their JMR-TD demonstrator in such a way that they could go in a rapid manner to production if they weren't bound by the...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2019, 02:47
Replies: 67
Views: 24,192
Posted By Commando Cody

Touche. I forgot it was actually the proprotor...

Touche. I forgot it was actually the proprotor blades.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2019, 21:19
Replies: 67
Views: 24,192
Posted By Commando Cody

A note: There was no competition between...

A note: There was no competition between Sikorsky's S-69/XH-59 (ABC craft) and the XV-15. They were separate NASA research programs investigating new technologies for powered lift flight. As NASA...
24th Dec 2018, 23:05
Replies: 19
Views: 4,523
Posted By Commando Cody

Lima Juliet, If Israel did in fact ask for a...

Lima Juliet,

If Israel did in fact ask for a two seater (I haven't seen that reported anywhere, but I don't see everything), it would not be so much that LM refused. First US Gov't would have to...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2018, 04:26
Replies: 57
Views: 13,281
Posted By Commando Cody

No. December 380th, 2017.

No. December 380th, 2017.
6th Dec 2018, 03:29
Replies: 5,527
Views: 1,324,351
Posted By Commando Cody

There is talk of authorizing and doing a...

There is talk of authorizing and doing a multi-year contract for two, but the US does not have the capability any more to build two carriers simultaneously. With all the closures and cutbacks over...
20th Aug 2018, 03:36
Replies: 24
Views: 4,956
Posted By Commando Cody

Blue Angels F-4 film

There was a documentary filmed in the 1971 season called Threshold: The Blue Angels experience. It w3as released in 1974, ironically the year when the Blues transitioned to the A-4F. Leslie...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jul 2018, 19:18
Replies: 416
Views: 134,185
Posted By Commando Cody

Racer would be a competitor to Sikorsky's X2...

Racer would be a competitor to Sikorsky's X2 technology (as embodied by Raider) in the civil world, but has a couple of limitations in military guise.

First, Army wants to able to load/offload...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jul 2018, 23:26
Replies: 416
Views: 134,185
Posted By Commando Cody

I agree that that the Army's waffling could prove...

I agree that that the Army's waffling could prove disastrous. Although Army is getting new/rebuilt medium lift 'copters, they are still basically the same technology and performance as what has been...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2017, 23:54
Replies: 57
Views: 13,281
Posted By Commando Cody

I fear that the problem is deeper than just...

I fear that the problem is deeper than just management, but may lie with the fundamental technology itself. Tying this wit another recent post of mine, the record of ABC/X2 technology has not proved...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2017, 23:40
Replies: 57
Views: 13,281
Posted By Commando Cody

Tilt-Rotor has a big head start because it's been...

Tilt-Rotor has a big head start because it's been successful. What problems that have been encounterd have been due to design choices made in the aircraft themselves or funding (especially the...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2017, 23:32
Replies: 57
Views: 13,281
Posted By Commando Cody

Actually, Sikorsky itself said years ago that X2...

Actually, Sikorsky itself said years ago that X2 would not scale that well up to the FVL-Heavy and definitely not up to the "Ultra" version.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2017, 23:29
Replies: 57
Views: 13,281
Posted By Commando Cody

I don't think the SB-1 is going to be a year...

I don't think the SB-1 is going to be a year behind the V-280. They've simply said they're going to be late (as was the X2 and the S-97) and not meet the schedule (ditto). If they're going to be a...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2017, 23:25
Replies: 57
Views: 13,281
Posted By Commando Cody

A conventional helo never had a hard landing?

A conventional helo never had a hard landing?
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2017, 23:24
Replies: 57
Views: 13,281
Posted By Commando Cody

I agree the schedule is a fiction, but for a...

I agree the schedule is a fiction, but for a different reason.

The schedule right now is JMR demonstrators first fly in FY 2017 (which won't happen with SB-1), followed by testing and...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2017, 21:49
Replies: 416
Views: 134,185
Posted By Commando Cody

This could be quite interesting. when United...

This could be quite interesting. when United Technologies sought to divest itself of Sikorsky, there was some interest from Textron to acquire it. However, the US Gov't let it be known that it...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2016, 01:53
Replies: 73
Views: 48,325
Posted By Commando Cody

Lonewolf seems to be on to something. Haven't we...

Lonewolf seems to be on to something. Haven't we seen this kind of thing occurring elsewhere as we incorporate more computerization?:

AW609 flight control laws may have contributed to fatal...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Apr 2014, 21:21
Replies: 147
Views: 56,011
Posted By Commando Cody

Rotor & Wing says that in their next issue they...

Rotor & Wing says that in their next issue they will have a pilot report in one of the actual AW609 prototypes--not a simulator
5th Sep 2013, 02:00
Replies: 2,457
Views: 427,268
Posted By Commando Cody

Nutloose: It wasn't 4 stars I was talking...

Nutloose:

It wasn't 4 stars I was talking about...
5th Sep 2013, 00:54
Replies: 2,457
Views: 427,268
Posted By Commando Cody

500N: That's the way it should be, but in...

500N:

That's the way it should be, but in modern day Washington that's not the way it is. There are all too many who are so convinced of their own magnificence that they simply are not interested...
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