Thursday, February 26, 2009

Strange aircrafts...(Tailsitters)

A tailsitter is a type of VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft that launches and lands on its tail.

One example of this kind of aircrafts is the Convari XFY-1 (Pogo), which is also the faster Turboprop* aircraft.

*(only in the theoretical world, the faster Turboprop ever made is the Tu-114)

Another example of this kind of aircrafts is the Lockheed (this guys are in all the strange topics)

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Lockheed XFV:

Another famous Tailsitter, the X-13:

Tu-144, the comercial version of the famous Tu-95:

Always is recommended to make a visit at Loockheed Martin webpage:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Did you know...(Victor airways)

...that Victor (V in aeronautical alphabet) airways connect VOR, VORTAC, and VOR/DME stations and are predicated on VOR signals?

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Did you know...(NAVAIDs)

...that the aircrafts are able to surf the skies or do an accurate approach to the airport due to some kind of radio-beacon navigation aids (NAVAIDs)?

Some of them are: NDB, VOR, VOR/DME, DME, ILS and MLS.

learn more:

If you want more info, please, ask me with a comment.

Did you know...

Much of the things that I found and I want to share with all of you are very long to write (or aren't long enough to write a post) so I procrastinate them.
My way to avoid procrastinating this kind of things is this section, where I'm going to explain things with a sentence or two and I would place here (as I ussualy do) from where I take the info.