Accession Number:

AD0248716

Title:

VZ-7AP AERIAL PLATFORM RESEARCH

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 17 Jul 1957-31 Aug 1960

Corporate Author:

CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

153.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Research and Experimental Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE