Canadair CL-84 "Dynavert"
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Ray, e-mail, 25.03.2018 20:41

does anyone have any info on the cockpit mainly the colors on the inside including seats and instrument panel


Massey Jones, e-mail, 03.09.2016 01:55

I was part of the CX-84 team at Canadair from the very beginning of the military testing phase to when it was cancelled.
Privacy prevents me from revealing my name.


H Baird, e-mail, 13.06.2015 04:34

I had the interesting task of hybridizing the analog flight simulator to incorporate a 16 bit digital computer for the aerodynamics calculations. Navigation and a simple but effective 20 line visual scene were also digitized. This significantly improved simulation fidelity and became a great confidence builder.

Due to the clever mixing box design, the aircraft was very easy to fly, and was especially easy at 30 degrees wing tilt.

If simulator hours count, I probably have more hours on the aircraft than anyone.


James P Patterson, e-mail, 05.05.2015 07:51

I watch this doing cold weather & icing tests at Uplands in 1966 while on my weather training course. The rig was also used to test De-icing on helicopters.


Jon Alex, e-mail, 09.02.2015 02:37

For those comparing this to the Osprey - it was much smaller, with a much lighter payload.

CL-84 SCS (with 3,000 shp T64 engines) cargo weight, 3,300lb VTOL 7,000lbs STOL; 16 passengers

MV-22 Osprey: internal cargo 20,000lb max, 15,000 max VTOL (15,000 lb external slung load); 24 troops

XC-142A cargo weight 4,000lb VTOL, 8,000lb STOL; 32 troops


John FRANCIS, e-mail, 22.06.2014 20:08

I worked on the CL-84 mainly with the original design of the artifical feel control system but left the company in september 1966 before the design was incorporated . Any comments would be appreciated.


Matt Mulcahy, e-mail, 08.05.2013 16:30

Does anybody know how much it cost to develop the '84? Any idea do the projected unit price?


Don, e-mail, 27.03.2013 05:29

There is a Canadair CL-84 "Dynavert" at the Western Canada Aviation Museum in Winnipeg as well.


Gerry, e-mail, 24.03.2013 00:21

It should be noted that the second CL84 is on display at the WESTERN CANADA AVIATION MUSEUM in Winnipeg.


i like trains, e-mail, 10.12.2011 07:53

i like trains.


soccer, e-mail, 15.06.2011 08:03

How does it compare with the Osprey? I would be interested in the XC-142 also.


Sean John, e-mail, 14.01.2010 14:10

I have a new hobby. I look up the patents for the tilt part and so forth. Its fun.


Bruce, e-mail, 24.12.2009 06:06

Considering Boeing bought and then sold Canadiar in the 1970s, I think there's no doubt that 1) some of the cl-84 technology went into the Osprey and 2) Bombardier was prohibited, when it bought Canadiar, from VTOL development. The CL-84 was a far better plane than the Osprey with none of the developmental problems (no fatalties). In an interesting aside, 1 proto was lost when the pilots (1 canadian, 1 yank) were trying to set a new world record for climb - without authoirization. The crew ejected. Along with the AVRO Arrow, another example of Canadian Governments forcing the Canadian Aerospace industry to take a trip to the prison showers with the US military-industrial complex.


Don DesChamps, e-mail, 01.11.2009 03:29

I was working for the Liaison Engineering group when they built this aircraft right outside our office. Quite a feat putting this thing together. Seemed like there was a lot of "hand" work involved in the assembly.


Bill shaver, e-mail, 23.10.2009 21:09

Very interesting plane.another canadian first, woder if ardier aero space is looking at re opening this project, generating a new plane project, many potential uses in public secetor all over the world for tis type of aircraft, also expanding on its capabilities.


Johnny Bovee, e-mail, 07.11.2008 03:06

Hey, amazing aircraft...I think this VTOL maybe a better design than the Osprey the US Marines are currently using. I'm in the Naval Reserves and know the military is seriously looking at purchasing 3-4 amphibious assault vessels from the US. Seeing that we have a 'buy Canada' policy, wonder if there's a possibility this project could be started up again to supply planes for the new vessels?


daniielle rae, e-mail, 05.11.2008 22:08

good site !


Linda Poirier, e-mail, 25.09.2008 21:53

My father, Fernand Poirier was the electrical tech for this aircraft.We were transfered to Maryland U.S. for testing and he was part of the Guam team. Great aircraft!!


John Kessler, e-mail, 10.08.2008 03:01

Are they still making this aircraft? How does it compare with the Osprey? I would be interested in the XC-142 also.


Jon Alex, e-mail, 12.01.2008 06:34

Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1974-75 has a complete write-up on the CL-84-1 (the second & third prototypes), as well as the CL-84 SCS, which was the planned ASW/AEW version for the USN's Sea Control Ship program.

More info and drawings are available on this discussion board:
http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=76986


ken mazoch, e-mail, 15.10.2007 12:17

i am very interested in this aircraft. it was a design that should have been a great machine. i do have a question,however. i do wargaming with friends and i would like to include this aircraft. in the game, we have to develop and/or purchase our equipment just like in real life. i would like to know,if possible, the development and unit costs of this aircraft. thank you for a very informative article about it.


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