Hi I saw this video the other day of an XFY-1 doing a vertical take-off and landing and moving left to right while hovering.
See the video Here.
After watching this I had a few questions on how this is accomplished.
How does the plane go from vertical to horizontal and from horizontal to vertical flight? Is this done by moving the elevators to their respective extremes.
How can the plane move left to right forward to back while in vertical mode? Is this done by some sort of helicopter rotor type of contruction in the props?
I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, neither am I an expert when it comes to planes or the engineering behind them (I just know the basics).
Would love to know how this works or resources that explain this, could not really find any myself :)