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The author gratefully acknowledges the friendship and stimulation of colleagues during my career at Lucas Aerospace, now Goodrich Corp, and the opportunities given to visit and work with the aerospace community near and far, the ground rock for these studies.
For discussions and advice specific to these studies, the author gratefully acknowledges the input from:
Prof. Gareth Padfield of Liverpool University (thanks for letting the author fly the XV-15 simulator).
Prof. Gordon Leishman of the University of Maryland re discussion of an early version of the concept.
Roger Bailey of Cranfield University for a pilot viewpoint.
Colonel Tim Chicken and others from UK MoD for their time and advice.
Harry Carrier and Bob Spray for focusing on the business aspects.
David Harry, Andrew McLernan, Hervé Jardon and David Walker for ideas and/or proof reading.
. . . and to Jenny, my wife, for fantastic support and encouragement.
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|American Helicopter Society
International, Forum 69, Phoenix AZ, 21-23 May, 2013
|Figure of Merit of Meshing Rotors ‐ effects of overlap, blade twist and cant (lateral tilt)||Abstract Forum 69 - pdf 720K|
|The Aeronautical Journal, April 2013, Volume 117||Enabling technologies for a Centre-line Tiltrotor||Paper TAJ No 1190 - pdf 454K|
|University of Liverpool, November 2012, UK||Seminar on Centre-line Tiltrotor concept|
|University of Liverpool, November 2011, UK||Seminar on Centre-line Tiltrotor concept|
|RAeS Oxford Branch, 20 September 2011, Oxford, UK||A Centre-line Tiltrotor - background and progress to Sept. 2011||Slides RAeS Oxf11 - pdf 6700K|
|The European Rotorcraft Forum, 13-15 September 2011, Galarate, Italy||10th Scale Model Tests of a Centreline Tiltrotor||Paper ERF37 - pdf 487K|
|The Future Rotorcraft, 15-16 June 2011, RAeS, London||Enabling technologies for a Centre-line Tiltrotor||Paper FTR11 - pdf 705K|
|International Powered Lift Conference, October 5-7, 2010. Philadelphia, PA, USA||Studies of a Gunship Escort concept for the MV-22
(Centre-line Tiltrotor concept)
|Paper IPLC10 - pdf 700K|
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