Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Fastest Helicopter on Earth: article from IEEE Spectrum

The Fastest Helicopter on Earth
Helicopters have many advantages, but speed is not one of them. Until now the greatest speed ever reached by a helicopter was no better than what a 1923 biplane could do. But Sikorsky Aircraft aims to shatter that speed record by combining active stabilization, software-simplified controls, and an unusual coaxial rotor design.
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