Rotocraft Essay

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Running Head: WILL THE BELL 609 TILT-ROTOR (POWERED LIFT) AIRCRAFT BE 1 A COST EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO BOTH THE HELICOPTER AND AIRPLANE Will the Bell 609 tilt-rotor (powered lift) aircraft be a cost effective alternative to both the helicopter and airplane WILL THE BELL 609 TILT-ROTOR (POWERED LIFT) AIRCRAFT BE A COST 2 EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO BOTH THE HELICOPTER AND AIRPLANE Abstract The purpose of this research project is to provide an evaluation of whether or not the Bell 609 tilt-rotor (powered lift) aircraft will be a cost effective alternative to both the helicopter and airplane. The Bell 609 has the potential to revolutionize today’s aviation because of the advantages of a tilt-rotor system. There are many advantages the Bell 609 tilt-rotor has over standard helicopters, or airplanes. A couple of the capabilities the Bell 609 tilt-rotor has are being able to take off and land vertically like a helicopter, and once airborne, its nacelles can tilt forward giving it the capabilities of flying like propped plane. While not only being impressive, this can be very effective as well and we will get more in depth into this later. There are multiple ways the interior of the Bell 609 can be set up for various types of missions also. But the complications of the tilt-rotor system have not gone unnoticed either. Between the advantages, disadvantages, capabilities, and the complications of the tilt-rotor system, this research should show if the cost and benefits of the Bell 609 outweigh the effectiveness of standard helicopters and airplanes. WILL THE BELL 609 TILT-ROTOR (POWERED LIFT) AIRCRAFT BE A COST 3 EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO BOTH THE HELICOPTER AND AIRPLANE The Bell 609 tilt-rotor (powered lift) aircraft was designed and developed by Bell/Augusta Aerospace Company as a civil aircraft. The

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