Aircraft of the Shuttleworth Collection (60 minute film)
This is the first full film we have put up on YouTube, it's a 60 minute
film about The Shuttleworth Collection in Bedfordshire UK. It was filmed in
2004 and 2004 and features many of the Collection's aircraft. Buy Aviation
films at www.FlyingMachinesTV.co.uk.
Find out more about the Shuttleworth Collection at www.Shuttleworth.org
First Flight of Millin Velocity N114MV
Inaugural flight of our Velocity XL/FG. The aircraft took 12 years to
complete. I am a slow builder.
Many, many thanks to my good friends that helped me along the way. It has
been an incredible journey.
Glasair 1RG Fly By 260 MPH - Subaru EG33 Motor
Father-In-Law's first flight in a Glasair aircraft powered by a Subaru
Alcyone SVX EG33 six cylinder 202 cubic inch engine. He had never before
experienced any "G Loads" and handled them well. Watch us make a high speed
Wild West Aircraft SuperSTOL landing short
Our new Wild West Aircraft/Just Aircraft SuperSTOL playing in the desert,
as it should be! What an amazingly capable and FUN airplane! Contact us
when you are ready for your very own SuperSTOL or Highlander!
Wildwestaircraft dot com.
400 HP Corvette V8 Engine in a Cessna 172 - experimental
Quiet Aviation has put the convenience, power and reliability of Detroit's
best engineering into a complete package that can be installed in a variety
of experimental aircraft. Visit www.quietaviation.com to learn more about
this unique and groundbreaking aviation technology.
Verhees Delta, a FAST, tiny homebuilt airplane
It is small, only 50 HP but ...has cruise speed of 220 km/h. Its single
retracting wheel gives the idea it is tricky on the ground, but it is not.
Also stable in the air.
Uses 13 liters/h at cruise speed. Has tank of 50 liters. So ...ideal to
ONE OF A KIND US Military V 22 Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft
The United States Armed Forces[N 1] are the military forces of the United
States of America. They consist of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force,
and Coast Guard. The U.S. has a strong tradition of civilian control of
the military. The President of the United States is the military's overall
head, and helps form military policy with the U.S. Department of Defense
(DoD), a federal executive department, acting as the principal organ by
which military policy is carried out. The DoD is headed by the Secretary of
Defense, who is a civilian and Cabinet member. The Defense Secretary is
second in the military's chain of command, just below the President, and
serves as the principal assistant to the President in all DoD-related
matters. To coordinate military action with diplomacy, the President has
an advisory National Security Council headed by a National Security
Advisor. Both the President and Secretary of Defense are advised by a
seven-member Joint Chiefs of Staff, which includes the head of each of the
Defense Department's service branches as well as the chief of the National
Guard Bureau. Leadership is provided by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Commandant
of the Coast Guard is not a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, military,
tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and
short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability. It is designed to combine the
functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed
cruise performance of a turboprop
The V-22 originated from the United States Department of Defense
Joint-service Vertical take-off/landing Experimental (JVX) aircraft program
started in 1981. The team of Bell Helicopter and Boeing Helicopters was
awarded a development contract in 1983 for the tiltrotor aircraft. The Bell
Boeing team jointly produce the aircraft. The V-22 first flew in 1989,
and began flight testing and design alterations; the complexity and
difficulties of being the first tiltrotor intended for military service in
the world led to many years of development.
The United States Marine Corps began crew training for the Osprey in 2000,
and fielded it in 2007; it is supplementing and will eventually replace
their CH-46 Sea Knights. The Osprey's other operator, the U.S. Air Force,
fielded their version of the tiltrotor in 2009. Since entering service with
the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force, the Osprey has been deployed in both
combat and rescue operations over Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.
The Osprey is the world's first production tiltrotor aircraft, with one
three-bladed proprotor, turboprop
engine, and transmission nacelle mounted on each wingtip. It is classified
as a powered lift aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration. For
takeoff and landing, it typically operates as a helicopter with the
nacelles vertical and rotors horizontal. Once airborne, the nacelles rotate
forward 90° in as little as 12 seconds for horizontal flight, converting
the V-22 to a more fuel efficient, higher speed turboprop aircraft. STOL rolling-takeoff and
landing capability is achieved by having the nacelles tilted forward up to
45°. Other orientations are possible, such as the "80 Jump" takeoff
which uses nacelles at 80° to quickly achieve high altitude and speed.
Composite materials make up 43% of the V-22's airframe. The proprotors
blades also use composites. For compact storage and transport, partly
on Marine launch ships, the V-22's rotors fold in 90 seconds and its wing
rotates to align, front-to-back, with the fuselage. Due to the
requirement of folding the rotors their 38 feet diameter is 5 feet less
than optimal for vertical takeoff, resulting in high disk loading. Most
Osprey missions use fixed wing flight 75 percent or more of the time,
reducing wear and tear on the aircraft and reducing operational costs. This
fixed wing flight is higher than typical helicopter missions allowing
longer range line-of-sight communications for improved command and
The V-22's two Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines are connected by drive shafts
to a common central gearbox so that one engine can power both proprotors if
an engine failure occurs. However, if a proprotor gearbox fails that
proprotor cannot be feathered, and both engines must be stopped before an
emergency landing. The aircraft's autorotation characteristics are poor
partly because the rotors have low inertia. Boeing has stated the V-22
design loses 10% of its vertical lift over a Tiltwing design when operating
in helicopter mode because of airflow resistance due to the wings, but that
the Tiltrotor design has better short takeoff and landing performance.
The rotorwash usually prevents usage of the starboard door in hover, and
the rear ramp is used for rappelling and hoisting.