Hiller VTOL/VSTOL/STOL Projects

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A Hiller concept, which, as I understand, should use a variant of the thrust augmented
injector system

(from aviationweek_1960-10-17"
 

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Well, Hiller was quite busy in the VTOL business until the '60s, I think.
Here's a project for a transonic VTOL design, as I understand the caption,
using the ejector augmentor principle, as the Lockheed XV-4.
(from Aviationweek, 10/1960 )
 

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Looks similar to the STORC concept, which would have used the fixed rotor
as a wing (NOT in flight, so it wouldn't have been a truecompound !)
(from Aviation-Week 1961)
 

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Hi,

a twin boom VTOL aircraft from Hiller.
 

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From Aero 1/1960, a project developed by Hiller for the USN for
a transport with tiltable shrouded props.
 

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From
-Flying manual 1950
-Popular Mechanics July 1949
-Mecanique Populaire Septembre 1949
-Mecanica Popular Septiembre 1949
 

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Hi,

http://books.google.com.eg/books?id=8CkDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA100&dq=VTO+AIRCARFT+popular&lr=&cd=10#v=onepage&q&f=true
 

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Artist's impression of Hiller STORC.

Another advanced look at logistical solutions was proposed in the STORC, a tip turbojet helicopter the rotor of which would be inverted and locked in position, transforming the aircraft - on the ground - into an airplane. Ferrying itself at high speed overseas to its operational theater, STORC would be free of ships and transport planes, and complexity of re-assembly. Circa late 1950's/early 1960's (?).

Sources:
http://www.aiaa.org/tc/vstol/unbuilt/
"Straight Up and Away" Flying Review. May 1969: 52
Straubel, John F. One Way Up. Hiller Aircraft Company, Inc., 1964.
 

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Hiller 'Flying Shoes':
(scans courtesy of Justo Miranda from Science et Vie unknown issue)
 

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Various Hiller platform projects:
 

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Various Hiller VTOL projects:
  • mixed propulsion aircraft (2 pics)
  • transonic VTOL (2 pics)
  • VTOL proposal (2 pics)
 

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Various Hiller VTOL projects (continued):
 

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Various VTOL Hiller projects (continued):
 

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Zimmerman's patent "Helicopter flying apparatus", US 2417896, march 1947 dated.


http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=US&NR=2417896A&KC=A&FT=D&date=19470325&DB=EPODOC&locale=en_EP


Batman return! ;D
 

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From a Hiller report on pulse reactors and their possible applications:
http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=AD0825218
 

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Greetings All -

A nice find in a collection donated to our Museum was this artwork for a Hiller tiltwing design and a little humor with a cartoon from their in house newsletter.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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The type in the second picture is, I believe, an early variation on the VJ 100:

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,17252.0
 

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Greetings All -

On EPay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-1962-Promotional-Photograph-Hiller-Aircraft-Corp-Tip-Turbo-Helicopter-/130935612401?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e7c5ee3f1
Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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That's the Hiller Model 1098 STORC. See here:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3395.msg101316.html#msg101316
 

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The Hiller Model-1098;

http://archive.aviationweek.com/search?QueryTerm=Hiller+Model-
 

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Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/search?exactphrase=true&QueryTerm=tilt-wing&start=40&rows=20&DocType=Article&Sort=&SortOrder=&startdate=1916-08-01&enddate=2016-01-04&LastViewIssueKey=&LastViewPage=
 

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Jemiba said:
From Aero 1/1960, a project developed by Hiller for the USN for
a transport with tiltable shrouded props.

Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19580421/74/2
 

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Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19530525/11/2
 

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Hi,

here is a Hiller minimum-cost helicopter projects;

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19590216/42/2
http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19590216/43/2
http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19590216/44/2
http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19590216/45/2
 

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Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19580609/23/2
 

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Good Day All -

A crop from a Hiller ad in Av Week August 3, 1959 which features the Model 1048, Model 1067 and Model 1084 tilt wing designs.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Hi,

here is a folded and retractable rotor concept;

https://books.google.com.eg/books?id=8Hd4DlOqhhwC&pg=PA43&dq=retractable+rotor+system&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=retractable%20rotor%20system&f=true
 

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hesham said:
here is a folded and retractable rotor concept;

https://books.google.com.eg/books?id=8Hd4DlOqhhwC&pg=PA43&dq=retractable+rotor+system&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=retractable%20rotor%20system&f=true

Also;

https://books.google.com.eg/books?id=TOEDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA71&dq=retractable+rotor+hiller&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwii3Oqw26beAhXHmLQKHVcaDfcQ6AEIRzAH#v=onepage&q=retractable%20rotor%20hiller&f=true
 

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From, ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT HANDBOOKS AND HISTORY VOLUME 13.
 

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hesham said:
here is a folded and retractable rotor concept;


Also;


It was called Hiller Model-1029.

Vertiflite 1956.
 

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Sorry for my annoy today,

From NASA, Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing V/STOL Aircraft 1964.
 

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