Canadair CL-84 "Dynavert"
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Stacie Taylor, e-mail, 26.08.2022 19:32

My father was Bill Longhurst, the test pilot that flew the first flight of the CL-84-


Massey Jones, e-mail, 09.07.2022 05:26

I remember when the pilots insusted that ejection seats be part of 8401 and 8402. There were none in the prototype. As mentioned elsewhere, I was part of the small military crew of 48, during the Canadair testing, before each one of us got posted out, following the next phase (in the US)

The Canadair military presence at Canadair for Phase 1 of the testing was from Decemberv1968 to May 1970. An online photo exists of our group; I'm in there.


Tom Crosby, e-mail, 02.06.2021 00:38

I worked with Fern when 8402 was at PAX River.


Tom Crosby, e-mail, 02.06.2021 00:37

Do you have contact information for Linda. I worked with Fern when 8402 was at PAX River.


Richard Blanchet, e-mail, 08.06.2020 04:40

My father Marcel Blanchet was à mechanic on the CL -84 ,testing the aircraft at Patuxent naval air force base in maryland .Linda, fernand poirier is a name that i heard often.


Richard Blanchet, e-mail, 08.06.2020 04:40

My father Marcel Blanchet was à mechanic on the CL -84 ,testing the aircraft at Patuxent naval air force base in maryland .Linda, fernand poirier is a name that i heard often.


Alan Lawless, e-mail, 27.03.2020 18:20

I would like to find anyone involved in the design or testing of this aircraft. Am interested in reviving it for the 21st century. 336-422-1093


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.


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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