Tilt Shaft/Rotor

 

These aircraft are convertiplanes using rotating blades that function like rotors in vertical flight and like propellers in forward flight. The rotors are long articulated blades which have cyclic pitch control for hover. The powerplants remain stationary with the power shaft pivoting from vertical to horizontal.

Aircraft in this sub-category include:

Transcendental Model 1G
  Bell XV-3

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