Questions tagged [v-22]

Use on questions specific to the V-22 Osprey and its variants. The V-22 is a tilt-rotor so has many handling and aerodynamic issues specific to the type.

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Can the V-22 autorotate?

Can tilt-rotors like the V-22 execute an autorotation landing? If so, are the conditions under which that would be possible (and survivable) different from a helicopter?
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How does a tiltrotor yaw while in vertical flight?

Conventional helicopters have a tail rotor or equivalent to counteract rotor torque. The pilot's rudder pedals control the force generated by the tail rotor (e.g. by changing its pitch). But the V-22 ...
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Why aren't contra-rotors used on the V-22 Osprey?

The Osprey has 38 ft (11.6 m) rotors in a rotating nacelle on each wing. The rotors are powered via a gearbox as in usual turbo-pro fashion. Is any reason that is obvious that smaller contra-rotating ...
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How is it safe for helicopters and Ospreys to refuel in mid-air?

How do military helicopters like the Blackhawk and CH-53, as well as the V-22 Osprey, perform mid-air refueling without their rotor blades (periodically and accidentally) contacting the drogue or fuel ...
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If an Osprey found itself unable to rotate its engines to vertical, what would be the emergency procedure for landing?

Let's say an Osprey appears to be flying normally in forward flight. In preparation for landing, the pilot tries to command the engines to begin tilting to vertical, but nothing happens. What now? If ...
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How does the V-22 Osprey share engine power between its rotors?

I learned through a comment on this question about multiple engines powering a single propeller that the V-22 Osprey can power both rotors from a single engine, or use both engines to power a single ...
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Can the V-22 carryout vertical takeoffs with shorter blades?

The V-22 has blades that are larger than blades on most helicopters. Could you make them smaller and still have the vertical takeoff effect? Bonus: Does the V-22 get some of its thrust from the ...
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What makes the MV-22 has lift thrust and its disk loading is so high?

Image source: The above is comparison table of several rotating wing aircraft's disk loading, especially I highlighted the disk loading of MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor versus CH-47 Chinook helicopter. As in ...
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What is lifting force of V-22 Osprey? Is any other than the two rotors?

Picture is from here. Is any other force to lift the V22 other than its rotors? Is any possibility that the power plants their self are not generating thrust? I was just wondered that such short ...
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