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Old 12-14-2015, 10:25 PM   #46
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Nighttime carrier takeoff of a V-22 Osprey, shows the transition of the rotors from vertical to horizontal flight.
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Old 12-17-2015, 02:45 PM   #47
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Kinda Christamas-y.

I wonder how the rotor tips are lit/lighted?

Suppose it's the running lights shining on them?

Nevermind, both rotor's tips are green, running lights are red & green.
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:27 PM   #48
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I was thinking the green light/reflector may be only on one blade tip per side to make the slinky that clear.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:35 PM   #49
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They have lights in the rotor tips to prevent rotor strikes when landing troops at night. They are NVG compatible for night formation flying and can be seen from above and below. Top and bottom light intensity is controllable by the crew.

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Old 12-17-2015, 06:39 PM   #50
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That looks like a helicopter blade.
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:25 PM   #51
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Shouldn't it?
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:39 PM   #52
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Not for a V-22.
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:48 PM   #53
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Vertical is vertical, is it not?
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Old 12-18-2015, 03:04 PM   #54
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Yes it is, and horizontal is horizontal. However the V-22 is both, or neither, or something else, but uses a different type of blade.
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:37 PM   #55
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Yes it is, and horizontal is horizontal. However the V-22 is both, or neither, or something else, but uses a different type of blade.
IDK much about military aircraft, but judging from the Wiki-article just read, I'd say both. The V-22 Osprey is a V/STOL aircraft.
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Old 12-18-2015, 10:21 PM   #56
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Yes it is, take off and land vertically, fly horizontally, but the point was the blades are unlike helicopter blades.
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...but the point was the blades are unlike helicopter blades.
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:03 PM   #58
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They look too short and wide for helicopter blades.

Drifting back to how the RAF won the Battle of Britian, I watched documentaries on the first world and Battle of Britain and they said exactly the same thing about both conflicts.
"We would fly sorties all day and might lose 5 or 6 aircraft, by the morning of the next day there would 5 or 6 replacement aircraft on the airstrip."

Manufacturing capacity was significant factor
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:29 PM   #59
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Perspective is deceiving. The Chinook has a 60 ft rotor diameter, the Apache is 50 ft and the V-22 38 ft, those are the three I built. But the V-22 blade is a completely different shape and not metal.

Oh god yes, I've heard people, mostly Europeans, saying the US didn't do shit, jumped in at the last minute and claims to have saved the world. However they overlook the fact that the US was a producing motherfucker. We were knocking out ships and planes, and tanks and weapons and ammo like nobody ever could, or had. Yes, Virginia, we did make a difference.
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:19 PM   #60
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It IS possible that the blade in question is not actually one from a V22. It is a picture of the type of light found on the blades of a V22 as well as numerous other rotorcraft.

Sheesh! Bloody perfectionists!
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