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Offline hesham

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Weber VTOL Projects
« on: May 01, 2014, 05:33:06 am »
Hi,


the Weber Aircraft Corp. which was mentioned in Spangenberg,developed a VTOL aircraft
projects,from WV-1 to WV-4,here is a drawings to WV-3,and a small info about WV-4,from
Air Pictorial 12/1955.


Page 46


http://kulturserver-nds.de/home/hubtest/medien/Typenkartei3953xGUN7x9T3Z7.pdf

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Re: Weber VTOL Projects
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 05:47:09 am »

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Re: Weber VTOL Projects
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2018, 05:25:11 pm »
I was curious to find out about the Weber Aircraft WV-1 Vertical Rising Aircraft (VRA), which is mentioned in the Spangenberg Index.
Here is an article that finally sheds some light on this interesting project, submitted to both the Army and Navy for consideration.
The article also shows photos of the XWV-3, which was a sub-scale radio-controlled model.

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Burbank, Calif.—Weber Aircraft Corp. is flight-testing a powered model of a new vertical rising aircraft, conventional in appearance but capable of taking off and landing with zero forward speed.
The firm hopes to interest the military services in design and construction of a low-cost research airplane for full-scale flight testing. Preliminarv evaluation by Wright Air Development Center has indicated that both the concept and proposal are “feasible."
Designer of the new aircraft is Joseph L. Velazquez, former project engineer on Piasecki H-16 helicopters and now chief engineer of airplane projects at Weber.
Weber’s design was evolved from basic research done by the National Advisory Committee of Aeronautics, Charles H.. Zimmerman, Louis Bréguet and others.
The Weber aircraft is a conventional fixed-wing aircraft with turboprop engines.
To achieve its vertically rising and hovering capabilities, the design employs extended double flaps to deflect the propeller airstream from horizontal to vertical.

Read the entire article in attached pages.

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Re: Weber VTOL Projects
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Re: Weber VTOL Projects
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2018, 04:34:52 am »
We can merge those topics

Oops! DONE. Hadn't seen the other topic, sorry!

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Re: Weber VTOL Projects
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2018, 04:40:07 am »
Oddly enough, the WV-4 is described as a "very light fighter-bomber" in the Spangenberg Index, while the item previously shared by hesham in this thread describes it as a cargo airplane... One of these two sources has a typo, but which one?  :(

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Re: Weber VTOL Projects
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2018, 04:40:42 am »
Oops! DONE. Hadn't seen the other topic, sorry!

Never mind my friend.