VZ-7AP AERIAL PLATFORM RESEARCH
Final rept. 17 Jul 1957-31 Aug 1960
CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP SANTA BARBARA CA
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The VZ-7AP has demonstrated the feasibility of the 4 rotor vehicle concept as applied to the over-all military aerial jeep concept. Test results indicate that 1 it is highly maneuverable, 2 it can be flown by a relatively inexover perienced pilot, 3 it is easily controlled about all 3 axes without use of stability augmenting equipment, 4 it can hover either in or out of ground effect, 5 it can translate in any direction, 6 it can fly at speeds comparable to ground vehicles, 7 it can carry a substantial payload, and 8 it is both rugged and reliable.
- Research and Experimental Aircraft