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Now that's a cool heli: Sikorsky X2

Postby Necolatis » Thu Oct 08, 2015 12:09 pm

This looks like fun to fly:

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Re: Now that's a cool heli: Sikorsky X2

Postby MIG29pilot » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:56 pm

Looks fun, but I daresay it's a lot easier to fly, having the contra-rotating rotors, thus cancelling out the spinning effect. Tus you could really just lift straight off without worrying about yaw. Simplifies landing too--with a normal heli you have to be adjusting rudder and cyclic all the time, unless you want to go into a spin.
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Re: Now that's a cool heli: Sikorsky X2

Postby wlbragg » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:30 pm

I would love to have that one in FG. Really nice looking bird!

Thanks for the post.
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Re: Now that's a cool heli: Sikorsky X2

Postby Martien van der P. » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:39 pm

Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) made something similar, they call it the X3 (look's a bit stolen :))
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Edit:
This one looks also very similar, the Piasecki X 49A:

Airframe is from a Blackhawk.
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