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Old 21st January 2019, 21:44
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Originally Posted by Duncan112 View Post
The thing that has always interested me is how the fuel and air connections between the rotor assembly and fuselage worked - the internet is strangely silent on this?
The whole design seems to have worked very well considering the lack of modern aids available in the 1950s. Have been looking on the internet but can't find any detail on the rotor head.
Like you, my memory was that the Rotordyne project was scrapped because of the high noise levels, but the 4 part film on U-tube suggests that this was not the case. The film makers say it was government directed industry re-organisation that killed off this promising concept. The film was made by Fairy Aviation and this opinion may well be a little biased?
But maybe, just maybe we might yet have exhaust driven rotor sails helping to save our planet?
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