Yippie Kai Yay, Mr. Falcon.
Topic renamed for general discussion on the X2.
From Vertiflite, 2010:
Looks like the XH-59A is still cookin' though.
Commander31 wrote:Looks like the XH-59A is still cookin' though.
Yea and the XH-51A.
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davh12 wrote:I was wondering...I heard that the X2 is an "absolute rigid" rotor system.............how does it over come dissymetry of lift?
I was wondering...I heard that the X2 is an "absolute rigid" rotor system.............how does it over come dissymetry of lift?
You might find your answer in this very helpful article:
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Another image of the full-scale S-97 "Raider" mockup.http://wordlesstech.com/2011/01/07/sikorsky-x2-vs-eurocopter-x3/�
Sikorsky's high-speed, coaxial-rotor S-97 X2 Raider (above) has changed slightly as it moves from full-scale mockup towards two flying prototypes. The latest artwork shows changes to the glasswork and the switch to a taildragger configuration with the retractable main gear upfront. The private-venture prototypes are scheduled to fly in 2014 and Sikorsky says an aircraft meeting the US Army's Armed Aerial Scout requirement would be ready to enter service in 2025.
Oi, what a long link.
Eurocopter has responded to the X2 with their own concept the X3 which they hope will smash the X2's helicopter speed record
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Yep and see the thread on the X3 for more:
Hi Stargazer2006, the X4 patent is shown by Stingray here http://stingraysrotorforum.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=126840&topicID=41570509&p=3
From Triton, great pictures of the Sikorsky S-97 mockup:
pre-final S-97 configuration patentRotary-wing aircraft with a common dynamic system/backbone structure Mark R. Alber et al Patent number: D614559Filing date: Sep 14, 2007Issue date: Apr 27, 2010Application number: 29/284,739Inventors: Mark R. Alber, Benjamin Reed Hein, Alfred Russell Smiley, Timothy F. Lauder, William J. EadieOriginal Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft CorporationCurrent Assignee: Search USPTO Assignment DatabasePrimary Examiner: Lisa P LichtensteinAttorney: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds PC
AERODYNAMIC INTEGRATION OF A PAYLOAD CONTAINER WITH A VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AND ... Mark R. Alber et al Application number: 12/373,537Publication number: US 2010/0012769 A1Filing date: Jul 19, 2007A vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) rotary-wing air-craft is sized and configured to match a payload container such as a standardized Joint Modular Intermodal Container (JMIC). The aircraft may be an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) that is capable of autonomously engaging and disengaging the container so that the aircraft can pick up and drop off the JMIC with minimum human intervention.Inventors: Mark R. Alber, Brandon L. Stille, Alfred Russell Smiley
Sikorsky X2-family promotional videos uploaded by Rafael at Secret Projects forum.