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Old 06-14-2011, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Amazing story about the X2, worlds fastest Helicopter!

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Old 06-14-2011, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, that's the TVC concept we did simulations of back in the late 80s! Pretty cool, that!

I bet a tilt-rotor could go faster, but that's not quite a helicopter I guess.

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Old 06-14-2011, 01:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Isn't that technically a gyrocopter?
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Isn't that technically a gyrocopter?
...nope, the gyrocopter has non-powered rotor blades, those on the X2 are powered.
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Old 06-14-2011, 01:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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" Bringing her up to mach 1 String "
Anyone remember that from Airwolf ?
Also, they somehow managed to get that thing to loop upside-down.

I've wondered in the past what the aerodynamic flow looks like around a helicopter.
When in level flight, I'm assuming that the blades create a corkscrew pattern behind the helicopter.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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you can fly a Gazelle inverted that why we fly 'em .... aswell as the semi-factory spec apache's from you guys!
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Semi off topic, but has anyone ever seen the Red Bull aerobatic helicopter?

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Old 07-05-2011, 01:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Semi off topic, but has anyone ever seen the Red Bull aerobatic helicopter?
Yes! it was rather impressive to see fly, it was almost like it was on a set of strings being tugged around, flying in any direction on a whim, sideways, upside down! it made my day.
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how about a radio controlled version?

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