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+30 1. gouranga4ever commented 10 years ago

I'd still rather have Airwolf..
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+6 2. Kaworu commented 10 years ago

#1 Ahhh I see what ya did there! >:)
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+7 3. imagic commented 10 years ago

#1 first thing which came to mind indeed :)
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+7 4. BiMezo commented 10 years ago

It's rotorcraft, not helicopter.

#1 Ah, I remember this one... :)
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+16 5. Cavabardus commented 10 years ago

430 km/h (260mph) for an helicopter is not bad...
But its look... :(
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+8 6. Pepperoni39 commented 10 years ago

Very, very impressive! Forget Airwolf^^
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-2 7. huldu commented 10 years ago

Still pretty much the same, seen those "wings" before actually, a lot longer ago even.

Would be nice to see some groundbreaking flight designs... designs of the FUTURE! muhahaha
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+1 8. orion commented 10 years ago

Doesn't need long wings like airplane, has vertical takeoff and landing and high horizontal speed, it's the best of both worlds. Why isn't this more common? It's perfect for individual transportation (aka, the flying car).
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+5 9. Stewie commented 10 years ago

The pilot and passengers will need to be careful when getting in and out of this beast the propellors look dangerously close to the doors.
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-2 10. Mikey320 commented 10 years ago

Ya this is a nice invention its speed would be great for rescue helicopters but i don't think they could use it for that because the propellers are really close the the doors... but still a great step forward, maybe take a look back at the drawing board!
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-3 11. Sramos commented 10 years ago

ok,sooo..what is this good for? it couuld be medicopter because its speed but its really big, landing on the highway would not be easy... another awesome but useles machine, am i wrong?
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+3 12. ringmaster commented 10 years ago

Good to see this engine in action, but I expect more numbers etcetera in a documentary, we see what it does, not why nor how. Still impressive.
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-4 13. backy commented 10 years ago

And what if, one of the 3 engine fails? To me, it looks more lake airplane then helicopter. I didn't see the vertical airborne or hovering. Sorry if my English is bad.
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-2 14. marx0012 commented 10 years ago

we who still remember airwolf, must be realy old...... wich makes me old too.
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+1 15. Tehrasha commented 10 years ago

#13, You see it hovering at the very beginning of the video. And it only has two engines. The props on the wingstubs and the main rotor are all driven by a pair of turbo-shaft engines. If one should fail, the 2nd has enough power to keep it from just falling out of the sky.

#12 Yeah, not so much a documentary as a corporate commercial.

#10, #11, It is a prototype, proof of concept model to find ways to solve the problems that happen to helicopter rotors at high speed.
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+3 16. Namron7 commented 10 years ago

Make the wings a bit bigger and put some flaps n ailerons on then and give it a rudder you could probably do away with the top rotor altogether >:)
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0 17. Heun commented 10 years ago

Reminds me of the Lockheed AH-56 in the 70's, one of the first helicopters to use a propulsive propeller.More ugly though, and nowhere near as good as airwolf #1 :)
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+3 18. SupremeNomNom commented 10 years ago

Airwolf was THE helicopter lol takes me back and as a matter of fact,im going to pull a few ep's of that right now =]
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+1 19. kevinloveland commented 10 years ago

where is the gunpoweder ? >:)
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0 20. cyberdevil commented 10 years ago

Looks more like a plane than a chopper. :P It's a hybrid.