Boeing patent for commercial tilt-rotor aircraft

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Interesting idea. Maybe this kind of aircraft allows new routes for unreachable places.

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I don’t think I’d like to fly on one of these!

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Looks like the combination of an Osprey and a 717/MD-80🤔

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My thoughts exactly.

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Why do Airbus and Boeing like to make patents that will never be used lol

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Stops other companies making a product design which they are considering.

Just weird that they put a lot in development for this despite may never even seeing it in the future.

I wouldn’t feel safe on one of these…

It isn’t a lot of development. It is just ideas. Patents are just documents that outlines someones ideas so they can say “hey, we thought of this first! You’re trying to make something using our idea so we are going to try to sue you!”.

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Precisely AR_AR. Thankfully some patents didn’t see the light of day, like Airbus’ bike seats for aircraft (this one was horrible)

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Hahahah that is great.

Great pain I imagine 😓 hahaha

Well there were very ambitious things Boeing wanted and (likely) put money in to like the SST they wanted.

Nose of Cseries, Props of Osprey, Tail of ERJ, shorter than A318.

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And wings of something really random

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Looks Great plane!

Would it not lose lift when turning the propellors from ‘helicopter mode’ to ‘plane mode’?

As the prop pods turn forward there is a transition as the aircraft increases forward speed and lift transfers from the props to the wings.

Osprey takeoff

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