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Tiltwing

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A tiltwing aircraft is similar to the tiltrotor V-22 Osprey. Whereas a tilt rotor rotates the prop from axial to dorsal, a tiltwing rotates the entire wing, not just the nacelles (as in the V-22) or prop and shaft. They are typically fully capable of VTOL operations.

An advantage of tilt wing over tilt rotor is that when the rotors tilt up, the wings rotate so that they do not block the downward air.

Also, the rotation point is on the body of the aircraft instead of the wing tips. This means you do not have to send a shaft all the way down the wing length to cause the rotation, saving weight and complexity.

The Canadair CL-84 Dynavert was a successful tiltwing design that never went into production.

List of Tiltwing Aircraft

(contains rocket, jet, and prop propelled craft)

See also

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