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New helo trainer at Rucker?

Jim123

DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
pilot
What's inside the tailboom? Empty space or something else? It seems very thick- not a good or a bad thing, I'm just commenting on the proportions.

Definitely agree on the kudos for Bell for trying this.

Let me think of the laundry list of anti-torque solutions other than Igor's variable pitch tail rotor: tandem rotors (Piasecki), coaxial main rotors, side-by-side rotors/tiltrotor, variable pitch fenestron, NOTAR, now this electric fenestron (single or multi). Did I miss any big ones?

I wonder what the DA was when the picture was taken? Montreal can get pretty chilly in February!
 

Randy Daytona

Cold War Relic
pilot
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Let me think of the laundry list of anti-torque solutions other than Igor's variable pitch tail rotor: tandem rotors (Piasecki), coaxial main rotors, side-by-side rotors/tiltrotor, variable pitch fenestron, NOTAR, now this electric fenestron (single or multi). Did I miss any big ones?
Tip Drive rotor system (no heavy transmission required)


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Hiller YH-32 Hornet
It was a small and unique design because it was powered by two Hiller 8RJ2B ramjet engines mounted on the rotor blade tips which weigh 13lbs each and deliver an equivalent of 45 h.p. for a total of 90 h.p.

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Hughes XH-17
The XH-17, which had a two-bladed main rotor system with a diameter of 134 feet (41 m), still holds the world record for flying with the largest rotor system.
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Two cars parked beneath the XH-17 give a sense of scale.
 

wink

VS NFO. Blue and Gold Officer
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Only since this has been the thread for posts about the industry in general, this will make a lot of people very happy. Tilton steps down.
 
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