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Title: An evaluation of the historical issues associated with achieving non-helicopter V/STOL capability and the search for the flying car
Authors: Saeed, B
Gratton, GB
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Royal Aeronautical Society
Citation: The Aeronautical Journal, 114(1152): 91-102, Feb 2010
Abstract: Combined Vertical and short take-off and landing, or ‘V/STOL’ capability has been of great demand and interest in the field of aeronautics since the creation of the aircraft. V/STOL capability is a targeted capability for many projected or prototype future aircraft. Past V/STOL aircraft are reviewed and analysed with regard to their performance parameters. This research has found two embedded categories in this class of aircraft based on their propulsion systems, i.e. jet and non-jet propulsion, and highlights the significant performance differences between them. In light of historical experience the performance of a relatively new class of aircraft, the flying cars, has been evaluated.
Description: Copyright @ 2010 The Royal Aeronautical Society. This article is the final author version of the published paper.
ISSN: 0001-9240
Appears in Collections:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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