Collins / Lippisch Aerodyne
Страна: США
Год: 1960

Единственный экземпляр
Referred to in this feature in the June issue, the Aerodyne, developed at the Collins Radio Company's Aeronautics Research Laboratories by Dr. Alexander M. Lippisch, is illustrated below. The Aerodyne has VTOL characteristics, and transition to and from forward flight is effected by channelling the airflow from the two contra-rotating airscrews within the annular wing through the fuselage, and deflecting it downward and out through controllable vents in its underside. Directional control is governed by a conventional fin and rudder, and the cockpit is located at the base of the vertical tail surfaces.