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April 18, 2007

First to fight

Christian Lowe takes a ride in an Osprey. Wild. Excellent use of the term "nacelle", btw.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at April 18, 2007 07:23 AM


Not to sound like a sk8er guy, but SWEET.. I love Ospreys.. I am a sucker for fast killer pig-looking aircraft like A-10s and Herc's converted to flying gunboats. My question about Ospreys that I have always had is epitomized by the pic on the page.. with such big props, does it have any special sensing abilities to allow low level nape of the earth like flight without chopping the ground and causing crashes..

Posted by: Gorthos [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 18, 2007 09:35 AM

I was wondering the same thing. There appears to be no Plan B for landing the thing in horizontal flight unless that is one heck of an undercarriage.

Still, and despite the obvious potential mechanical and hedge-trimming catastrophes attendant to the design, this is an awesome machine.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 18, 2007 10:17 AM