So true. Our friends over in F-35B land can attest to that...when they actually get up off the ground to go fly. I am not 100% privy to specifics on the SB-1 vibration issues, but yeah, it's a big time no-go structural limit exceedance if its AVSS goes down while at high speed. We have an AVSS in our bird, but it is more or less a pilot/crew comfort device; we can put the TCL to the firewall all day with a disabled AVSS. Half the time, we shut it off if we are bounding between VTOL and Airplane modes frequently.Which describes a lot of newer (last 30 years, maybe more) military hardware.
The SB-1 is a fly by wire helicopter.My understanding is the blades are all fly by wire. I figured the Osprey is more airplane that can hover and the Sikorsky is more helicopter that will go fast. The US always wants to buy one to do all. I see them as different. Is the Sikorsky considered powered lift or a helicopter?
There is a reason why Bell washed their hands of that thing years ago...Sorry you lost someone. I did not know the 609 did not have all the features of the V22. I figured it would have been better being smaller. Sounds like a pretty big problem that they keep trying to live with.
I wouldn't call it customized inputs for the different regimes. It's just a matter of pushing for power as opposed to pulling the way some of us prior helicopter guys did. Believe it or not, it became a non issue after a small amount of practice; alot of us had a ton of fixed wing time prior to rotary wing and tilt-rotor as well.muscle memory is very bad for something that uses customized control inputs for its multile flight regimes
Correct. Push for Pitch/Power, regardless of configuration. Also, flaperons are AFCS controlled, so no need to work those (unless called for in select EP's).The TCL is always forward for more?