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User currently offlineZiggy From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 178 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

I have to say that I like the V-22 Osprey for the idea and the possibility that it presents. But one question, it seems to me that with rotors/propellers that size that if one engine should fail. The aircraft would be highly unstable or even uncontrolable since the other would create to much torque or turning tendency the could be countered by the airfoils. So my question is, is the aircraft flyable with a single engine, or is that also cut and glided to the ground.

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User currently offlineAeroguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

The V-22's engines are cross coupled by a shaft through the wing that allows one engine to provide power to both rotors. The V-22 would obviously have less power in single engine operation, but at least both proprotors would have some power. I've read that the V-22 also has some limited autorotation capability as well. I say limited since the rotor system isn't quite like a helicopter's so the autorotation performance isn't as good.

User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3133 times:



User currently offlineJohnM From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

The drive system would be somewhat like the CH-47 or 46 helicopter. Same idea but with wing mounted prop/rotors.Aeroguy is right on.

User currently offlineZiggy From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3113 times:

Thanks, I was thinking in airplane terms not helicopter.  Smile

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