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tiltrotor flight model question

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Hi,I'm not an aircraft designer, but I am curious as to whether the FS2004 flight modeling "environment" allows the modeling of a tiltrotor aircraft.Specifically, I want to know whether an FS flight model can handle a smooth transition from vertical thrust to horizontal thrust and then back again, as a tiltrotor does in almost every flight.Thanks,Dave Blevins

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I don't think its actually supported by FS but it can be very basically represented in the sim.

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All the models I've seen "fake it" by generating a high amount of lift when full flaps are down, since the thrust can't actually be vectored. Most Harrier add-ons seem to work this way too. When in hover, you don't get a realistic flight model, and it requires a very small amount of forward speed to maintain lift. Still, there are examples in the library (I'm pretty sure) of a V-22 Osprey, if you want to try it out for yourself.- Martin

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