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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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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 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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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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Could the V-22 Osprey be used as a close air support platform?

I saw the US was looking for a new close air support plane. Why do they not use the V-22 Osprey? It is able to travel slowly and could carry more weapons than an A-10, for example.
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Why does this V-22's rotors rotate clockwise and anti-clockwise (the right and the left rotor respectively)?

Picture source: By seeing the blades, we know the rotation's directions. The right side is clockwise and the left side is anti-clockwise. Both seen from the pilot/rear side. During the cruise, the ...
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Does the Osprey have a "worse" downwash than a helicopter of equal weight?

The Osprey is a tilt-rotor which takes off as a helicopter but flies like a plane. It is known for it's nasty downwash which can knock people off their feet and even wreck helipads. Its rotors are a ...
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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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Is the CV-22 / MV-22 Osprey classified as a helicopter, plane or both?

Is the CV-22 / MV-22 Osprey classified as a helicopter, plane or both? If the President had to hitch a ride on one, would it become Airforce One (CV-22) or Marine One (MV-22)?
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Can Ospreys land without running engines?

I just have seen a video of a demonstration of an Osprey V-22. While this is an impressive aircraft I wonder whether this might land with failing engines (with the large "propellers" probably hinder ...
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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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How much do the V-22 Osprey's wings weigh?

I am trying to ascertain the weight of the V-22's entire wing assembly: right, left and center including both nacelles. But excluding the engines if possible.
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Does the Osprey ramp have several configurations?

I am building a model of the Osprey. The kit gives me an option to stow the ramp or cut the ramp in half into two units, the first section lowered and the tail section swing into the top of the ...
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Are there any privately owned V-22 Ospreys?

Could someone buy a V-22 Osprey and convert it to a luxury interior rather than a military one? Has anyone done that? Are there any images available of a private Osprey made to be luxurious inside? ...
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How does the V22 Osprey manage such high rotor speeds without shock waves?

I read somewhere that the engineers presented an ingenious solution to the rotor tip shockwave problem, except the article didn't actually explicitly mention it. So, does anybody actually know if ...
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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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Why can Boeing V-22 Osprey carry more cargo internally than externally?

According to the Wikipedia, V-22 Osprey can lift 20,000lb of internal cargo, whereas it is able to carry only 15,000lb externally by dual hook. I wonder why there is a difference between external and ...
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What are these diagonal devices above the leading edge of the V-22 Osprey's wing?

The Osprey has some kind of aerodynamic devices sticking up along the top of the leading edge. This picture from the Wikipedia page of the wings rotated shows them against its silhouette:- Public ...
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How much do the blades on the V22 or AW609 weigh?

It seems that the blades on the V22 or AW609 would have to be heavier than conventional helicopter rotor blades since they have to be substantially stiffer when in fixed-wing mode. Normal helicopter ...
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From which rating would it be easier to transition to an Osprey? Fixed-wing or rotary-wing?

If the future of flight was to be on aircraft that were a hybrid of fixed-wing and rotary-wing (for example the Osprey), assuming they had similar technical abilities and the same number of flight ...
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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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Disadvantages of using thrust vectoring only in an aircraft with variable rotation nacelles such as the X-19

Take a quad tilt rotor aircraft such as the curtiss-wright X-19 or even a bi-tilt aircraft such as the V-22. What would be the advantages or disadvantages of using thrust vectoring only for control ...
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What are these features on the V-22 ospreys rotor?

On the outside of the V-22s rotor fairings there seems to be some kind of hinged weights directly opposite of each of the three rotor blades. Does anybody know what their purpose is?
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