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Dear Palash

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airplane‎
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicopter‎

Is it possible to design and manufacture / construct a Integrated
ircraft which can work both as a Aeroplane as well as a Helicopter ?. The machine will have wings as well as rotors. The Pilot will be able to fly either as a Aeroplane as well as a Helicopter.

i.e. The Operations features of both the machines viz AAeroplane and Helicopter will be integrated in a single machine.

1. If possible will it be  complex machine to deign & manufacture ?.
2. Will there will be benefit if both the operation features ar integrate in a single machine ?.


Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

Answer
Prashant,

Iam sure it can be done. In fact, people are already building one. see link below
http://wonderfulengineering.com/estolas-aircraft-that-combines-characteristics-o

Below is a link to a drone that does the same thing
http://news.discovery.com/tech/new-drone-combines-helicopter-airplane-flight-120

Also see this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiltrotor

Palash

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