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Domingo, 14 de Septiembre de 2008 19:52
Hablábamos en su día sobre si existían modas en aviación pues vemos como hay conceptos que una y otra vez vuelven a las mesas de diseño. Uno de ellos es el avión de despegue y aterrizaje vertical (VTOL), en especial el convertible avión-helicóptero: podíamos ver varios cuando recomendábamos la página de patentes, cuando hablábamos del UAV V-Star y del HADA vs DiskRotor Helicopter.

Pues nos hemos encontrado con... ¡¡otro competidor más!! Este se llama Verticopter. El concepto se parece al del V-Star, un par de rotores contrarrotatorios montados directamente en el centro de gravedad dan la sustentación en modo helicóptero, y las alas en modo avión. La diferencia con el V-Star es que en esta ocasión solo existe el motor que mueve esos rotores, que pivotan sobre un eje paralelo al eje de cabeceo del avión pata pasar de configuración helicóptero a configuración avión. ¡Ah! y que este no es un UAV, ¡¡este es pilotado!! Si sabéis inglés podéis encontrar más información en su página web: www.verticopter.com y para los que no sepan inglés, les dejamos un video y unas fotos, que al menos puedan ver cómo funciona.
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0 # Nota de Prensa, en inglésAdministrator 18-09-2012 19:56
Garrow Aircraft Introduces a
Novel STOVL Aircraft Configuration Called the Verticopter™






Mountain View, CA, June 24, 2008
--(PR.com)-- Garrow Aircraft, a
privately-owned design firm, today released details on its unique
aircraft architecture, the Verticopter™. It has been many years
in the making, and has passed several critical phases in final
design, in simulator performance and in benchmarking.

The
never-seen-before aircraft configuration can be categorized as a
“co-axial tilt-prop flying wing” and is capable of both
very Short Take-Off and Landing (STOVL) and Vertical Take-off and
Landing (VTOL) operations based on its loading conditions.

The
Verticopter™ is a convertiplane that relies on thrust vectoring
through a relatively simple prop-tilting mechanism which is uniquely
integrated at the center of the wing, while allowing excellent
streamlined airflow in both vertical and level-flight operation. Its
aerodynamic performance brings it on par with today’s best
turboprop airplanes.

The company website, dedicated to the
Verticopter™ concept, has been launched recently and can be
visited at http://www.verticopter.com

“We are excited to
finally publish new information about this innovative aircraft design
that went through more than one hundred design iterations over
several years and that now exhibits very satisfactory design and
flight characteristics across the whole speed envelope,” says
Oliver Garrow, inventor and owner of Garrow Aircraft. “A wealth
of information such as applications, specifications, datasheets,
benchmarks, multimedia collaterals, and the entire simulator
environment can be found on the Verticopter site. We strongly
encourage aviation enthusiasts to discover the Verticopter™ and
fly it in the low-cost X-plane 9 simulator”.

Initially
planned as a licensable product, the Verticopter™ is a highly
scalable platform, which yields aircraft with wingspan ranging from
several feet to several tens of feet, and can accommodate various
specific missions such as manned and unmanned air surveillance,
point-to-point VIP transport and medical evacuation.

About
Garrow Aircraft

Garrow Aircraft is a privately-funded design
firm that addresses the challenge of practical and reliable vertical
flight and "near-vertical" flight. As the inventor of the
unique Verticopter™ platform, Garrow Aircraft has registered
several Design and Utility Patent and Trademark applications with the
US Patent Office and with similar international organizations in
order to promote and license this technology.

Contact
Information Garrow Aircraft
Oliver
Garrow
408-410-3270
sales@verticopt er.com
verticopter.com
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