Helicopter maker successful in new tech tests.
The X2 Technology Demonstrator is designed to establish that a helicopter can cruise comfortably at 250 knots, while retaining such desirable helicopter attributes as excellent low speed handling, efficient hovering, and safe autorotation, combined with a seamless and simple transition to high speed.
Among the innovative technologies the X2 Technology Demonstrator employs are
* fly-by-wire flight controls;
* counter-rotating, all-composite rigid rotor blades;
* hub drag reduction;
* active vibration control; and
* an integrated auxiliary propulsion system.
The project is funded solely by Sikorsky. It is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.
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|Title Annotation:||Industry News|
|Publication:||Modern Applications News|
|Date:||Oct 1, 2008|
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