Hadn't thought of that; kind of takes it out of the controlled crash category I'd think.
I was aircrew on the mv22. They can glide... kinda. Big thing is having 2 engines and the midwing gearbox. Very rare to lose an engine, rarer to lose both.I spoke with a guy who was a V22 pilot. They essentially fly it into the ground like a plane if they have the ability to gain enough forward airspeed. If not, they’re kind of SOL, which I’m not a big fan of lol.
Is that now or 20-30 years ago?
My nephew-in-law (retired CW5) was an apache pilot. I asked him about the Lakota (UH-72). He was not impressed with it. Not really sure where it fits in. Not as capable as the Blackhawk. Can't really do the job of the Kiowa or Iroquois but its trying...The Blackhawk will be around for a long time in various roles. They call it a "Blackhawk replacement", but more like a replacement for the Blackhawk in many roles, but probably not all. There will probably be another "standard" helicopter added before the Blackhawk phases out. They already have the UH-72. It's lighter, but can do many things they use UH-60s for now just because they have them.
The UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) remained in service for over 35 years after the UH-60 started being used. My first flight in a helicopter was in a Huey where the pilot thought it would be cute to make all the newbies sick....and scared for their lives flying around with both doors open playing "Tour of Duty".
Oh, and the tilt-rotor doesn't bother me...it's that Bonanza "dentist killer" V tail .
Both rotors are connected by a common gearbox driven by both engines but if one engine fails the gearbox can drive both rotors with just the remaining engine. Not enough power to hover but enough to make a safe landing.
Yea, well technically there are 5 gearboxes that connect both rotors and engines. If you push interim power you can make enoigh lift for a safe c.a.l... confined area landing in vtol. But you're right in most cases hovering can be accomplished, but not recommended.Both rotors are connected by a common gearbox driven by both engines but if one engine fails the gearbox can drive both rotors with just the remaining engine. Not enough power to hover but enough to make a safe landing.