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Unformatted text preview: Cut Away of a V-22 Osprey  I nfor mation from  Date: October 13, 2008 To: E.M. Long, Project Manager CC: C.C. Wadbrook, Assistant Director, Client Relations Division From: Drew Rosecrans, Senior Technical Consultant, Aerospace Division Subject: Proposal to Investigate the Hydraulic failure of the V-22 Osprey Abstract A little less than eight years ago, a V-22 Osprey crashed due to a poor design of the hydraulic system and it killed four marines. This crash almost put an end to the production of the Osprey due to the reaction the public had and the government almost cut the project. Yet a few years later there was another incident with the hydraulic system in the same kind of manner. Luckily there were no lives lost in this incident, but how could this happen again? I will find out what needs to be done to solve the problem like it should have been done the first time by reevaluating the design of the system and consulting with the design team responsible for the hydraulics. After much research and consideration I will propose a solution to the faulty design of the hydraulic system so that Osprey can be trusted as a safe and reliable aircraft. Introduction The V-22 Osprey is a tilt rotor aircraft that combines the hovering ability of a helicopter with the speed of an airplane that is built by a conglomeration of Boeing helicopter and Bell helicopter. Since this technology is relatively new, it can only be expected to run into problems as it develops into the full functioning form that it needs to be. I am going to convince the Osprey design team that they have made a mistake in the design of the hydraulic system and they need to correct it. The purpose of this proposal is to gain funding for further investigation into the malfunction of a V-22 Osprey and fix the problem so that no more human life will be taken due to the faulty design of a system. Project Background On December 11...
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- Fall '08
- Osprey, Bell Helicopter, V-22 Osprey, Tiltrotor, VTOL