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X-Wings and Canard Rotor Wings.

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Old February 27th 05, 04:28 AM
Charles Gray
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Default X-Wings and Canard Rotor Wings.

Two questions.
1. What ever became of the X-wing stopped rotor concept? It seemed
to be a big thing in the 1980's but just went away. Is anyone still
working on it?

2. IN a similar Vein, did the Canard Rotor Wing X-50 Dragonfly ever
recover from its accident?

Old March 22nd 05, 12:26 AM
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Good question - I'm not sure what actually happened to the two S-72
Rotor System Research Aircraft. They were meant to test a whole bunch
of interchangeable rotor configurations, but never were used in an
actual test program for the X-wing or anything else. I do know they
flew at least them in fixed-wing airplane configuration, but the X-Wing
program itself ran out of money and never flew.

X-50 is indeed going to fly again, hopefully next month. They did some
wind tunnel testing to figure out what went wrong with the software.



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