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The VTOL Aircraft Family
History of VTOL Aircraft
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aerial jeep Air Force aircraft-tilting altitude angle of attack annular-jet Army Avrocar basic Bell Aerosystems Bell XV-3 blades built capability Chapter coleopter configuration control in hovering control system conventional airplane convertiplane craft cruising flight cruising speed Curtiss-Wright cyclic pitch deflected-slipstream deflection diameter downward dual-propulsion ducted fan ducted-fan efficiency Fairey Rotodyne fighter flight test flown flying platform forward flight fuselage ground effect ground effect machines helicopter heliport Hiller hovering flight increase installed jet engine jet exhaust jet flap jet VTOL NASA operation perform the transition pilot problem produce propeller VTOL propulsion recirculation research aircraft research machine roll control Rotodyne rotor VTOL single-rotor slipstream velocity stability STOL supersonic surface tail tail-sitter tailpipe takeoff and landing thrust thrust-tilting tilt tilt-duct tilt-propeller tilt-wing-and-flap tion transition from hovering turbofan turbojet U.S. Army unloaded-rotor V/STOL transport vanes vertical takeoff VTOL aircraft VTOL airplane VTOL machine VTOL types weight wing stall