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Triple-function aircraft?

Is there any kind of aircraft that uses a front-mounted propellor for forward takeoff/gain velocity, top-mounted propellor for vertical takeoff/hovering, and wing flapping for traveling arbuitrary distances on very low power consumption? if so, how do they put away idle propellors that would otherwise cause problems when others are active? 

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago
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    This is simple-

    There are no aircraft that use "wing flapping".

    Aircraft fall in to two distinct groups:

    1. Lighter then aircraft.

    2. Heavier then aircraft.

    The first group includes, non-dirigible, dirigibles and semi-dirigible aircraft.

    The second group includes gliders, fixed wing and rotating wing. It also includes air-craft like the Osprey, which is a tilt wing aircraft. In function it is as close as one can get to the aircraft you have a question about. The Osprey is not the only tilt wing aircraft out there.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No, but thanks for asking. It helped remind me that I'm not a moron. Wing flapping aircraft? Pshawwww. It's also spelled propellers. Fail. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No aircraft of that kind.

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