Considerations of the Stopped Rotor V/STOL Concept
Abstract:Various stopped and stowed rotor V/STOL transport aircraft designs are presented with the characteristics and assumptions used in their conception. Two of the designs are discussed in terms of their component weights and the drag assumptions employed. These designs and the conclusions reached in their analysis are examined. Results of experimental investigations of the rotor start‐stop process in the full‐scale wind tunnel are also presented. These results are discussed in relation to their effect on the design of the rotor and the overall aircraft.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Ames Research Center, NASA, Moffett Field, California 94035
Publication date: January 1, 1968
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