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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #225 on: August 05, 2011, 07:30:47 pm »
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #226 on: August 07, 2011, 02:42:56 pm »
And I'll lay money that that will have Airfix or Frog parts in it.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #227 on: August 07, 2011, 03:11:41 pm »
And I'll lay money that that will have Airfix or Frog parts in it.

No bet.  :lol:
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #228 on: January 23, 2013, 08:14:55 am »
Whole load more Rotodyne videos on YouTube:

These are from a History Channel documentary entitled Project: Cancelled, The Fairy Rotodyne.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyxj8soYqwQ
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A7iQXAwgcY
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iR2oM_LVmk
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKlOfpCw8aE

Farnborough news reel from 1958, in B&W.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4AIVAz0QxY

Farnborough new reel from 1959 in colour.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJqcVVnk3DM

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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #229 on: January 23, 2013, 04:27:56 pm »

Farnborough news reel from 1958, in B&W.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4AIVAz0QxY

Farnborough new reel from 1959 in colour.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJqcVVnk3DM

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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #230 on: September 11, 2014, 04:03:53 am »
Continuing the brain dump started elsewhere re tilt wing/engine rotodynes.

Tilt rotor AEW 'dyne with the radome mounted on top of the pylon.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #231 on: September 11, 2014, 08:02:10 am »
Continuing the brain dump started elsewhere re tilt wing/engine rotodynes.

Tilt rotor AEW 'dyne with the radome mounted on top of the pylon.

Now THAT would solve the FAA's AEW problems!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #232 on: September 11, 2014, 09:40:17 am »
Continuing the brain dump started elsewhere re tilt wing/engine rotodynes.

Tilt rotor AEW 'dyne with the radome mounted on top of the pylon.

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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #233 on: September 25, 2014, 12:16:32 pm »
I am new to the forum, but the Rotodyne is one of my interests. I saw, in looking through this thread, a link to Mossie's wonderful  :bow:  series of profiles of the Rotodyne Z in various military and civil colour schemes. I would like to beg that he consider doing a few more. My own suggestions would be NZNAC who operated the F-27, but could have used the Rotodyne for many of their short-haul flights instead; Air New Zealand who took them over in the 1970s; Polynesian Airlines and Fiji Airways who did so much South Pacific island hopping in the '70s; and perhaps SPANZ with the enlarged windows.

I work for WestJet at present and often thought what a great candidate for short-haul intercity use by WestJet Encore the Rotodyne would be: the Eastern Triangle (which now has four cities - Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and La Guardia); Calgary - Edmonton and Vancouver-Victoria. In several cases there are downtown small airports which would be more convenient than the larger out-of-town ones in current use.:thumbsup:

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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #234 on: September 25, 2014, 01:33:56 pm »
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #235 on: September 25, 2014, 04:24:42 pm »
found this on you tube rotordyne for the 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFk5Y_F-dwg
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #236 on: September 25, 2014, 04:51:09 pm »
Now that's worth a Whiff!

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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #237 on: September 25, 2014, 08:49:38 pm »
found this on you tube rotordyne for the 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFk5Y_F-dwg

Nice concept. I can see a few issued with it that could be improved:

1. Needs lower cockpit side windows for downwards vision in the hover.

2. Engines need to be further inboard and underslung in pods. Where they are, the jetwash would scrub one side of the fins and the engine-out asymetry would be vicious.

3. The tailplanes don't look stong enough to support the tip fins. I think they need a broader chord and reduced span.
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #238 on: September 26, 2014, 01:33:17 am »
I am new to the forum, but the Rotodyne is one of my interests. I saw, in looking through this thread, a link to Mossie's wonderful  :bow:  series of profiles of the Rotodyne Z in various military and civil colour schemes. I would like to beg that he consider doing a few more. My own suggestions would be NZNAC who operated the F-27, but could have used the Rotodyne for many of their short-haul flights instead; Air New Zealand who took them over in the 1970s; Polynesian Airlines and Fiji Airways who did so much South Pacific island hopping in the '70s; and perhaps SPANZ with the enlarged windows.

I work for WestJet at present and often thought what a great candidate for short-haul intercity use by WestJet Encore the Rotodyne would be: the Eastern Triangle (which now has four cities - Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and La Guardia); Calgary - Edmonton and Vancouver-Victoria. In several cases there are downtown small airports which would be more convenient than the larger out-of-town ones in current use.:thumbsup:

Hi ctayfor,

Glad you liked them and welcome to the forum!  Your the second person in a few days to request new profiles so I'm happy to create some new ones.  Unfortunately my main computer died some weeks ago so I've been posting from my phone and works computer.  I'm looking into getting a new one, but it might take a few weeks or so and then it depends on recovering all my old files, which I think should okay.

If you haven't already got it, I'd recommend the David Gibbings book on the Fairey Rotodyne.  Lots of details, drawings and text on both the Type Y and proposed Type Z/FA1:
http://www.amazon.ca/Fairey-Rotodyne-David-Gibbings/dp/0752449168/ref=sr_1_1_title_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411719812&sr=1-1&keywords=fairey+rotodyne
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Re: Fairey Rotodyne
« Reply #239 on: September 26, 2014, 07:23:33 pm »
I've wondered if the Ah-56 could have been converted into an autogyro attack craft, or even a Rotodyne type craft.

Lose the torque reaction rotor, replace the main rotor with a Rotodyne type rotor, and use bleed air to give manoeuvrability in hovering flight, a la Harrier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csGWV541yjw