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Old Comments:

2008-08-14 17:55:48
Where are the flying cars we were supposed to have by now?
2008-08-14 11:51:52
You imply that you are "up to date" on this plane, but you give no answers, just questions meant to rebut the other posters. And what's with "(per 100,000 flight hours)?" Just thrown in there to give the impression that 1, you REALLY know your stuff and 2, the "Mishap Rate" (only someone REALLY in the know would know to capitalize that) must be VERY low. I'm betting that you don't have any answers to your questions either, but just want to suggest that the other two can't be trusted. Ever work for the White House?
2008-06-02 09:46:59
These things are an amazing design, great for VTOL/STOL applications, but they don't fly too well on only one engine.
2008-06-02 07:26:43
Apparently you are not up to date on this program. When was the last Class A mishap? Was the mishap on a full rate production airframe? What changes were made to the fleet since the last major mishap? What is the current Mishap Rate (per 100,000 flight hours) and how does this compare to other rotary wing aircraft?
2008-05-28 14:11:06
I thought that they would have pounded the bugs out in the last thirty-some odd years of development. The Osprey was just deployed so we'll see what the military personnel have to say about it. The pilots seem very enthusiastic =P
2008-05-27 21:35:57
Absolutely right, Fyi. Maybe future technology will make the tilt-rotor airplane practical but this edition of it is a deathtrap.
2008-05-27 21:02:14
if you're interested in this sort of thing, the story behind this heli/jet is fucked up...the thing looks and is awesome but has a horrible safety problem and troops will soon start dying when the things start crashing often.