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Old 20th Jun 2017, 08:58
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New High Speed Racer from Airbus Heli

This looks interesting

? Airbus Helicopters reveals Racer high-speed demonstrator configuration
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 10:00
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Nice, looks more passenger loading friendly than the X3
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 10:58
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Originally Posted by heli kiwi View Post
Nice, looks more passenger loading friendly than the X3
But still the side rotors look like they need to be shut down for passenger loading/unloading (and compared to any "classical" concept, you now have 3 rotors instead of 2 to secure/guard).
And I do not see a possibility for winch operations while in hover. This could be too close to the side rotors/props.
Additionally, landing on a parking lot between some already parked cars (which Ive already seen sometiimes in HEMS), also seems more difficult with that "wide body".


Where do I miss the point? Why is AH declaring this concept suitable for HEMS?


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Old 20th Jun 2017, 11:47
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Looks an interesting concept if used for simple passenger ops or as an executive design - agree with Thracian's points re winch use etc, which would appear to render it incompatible with any other work
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 13:10
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But they're "pusher" props, aren't they? I think the idea is that the passengers/winch cable would be separated by the "box" formed by the side support struts.
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 13:55
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Originally Posted by Thracian View Post
But still the side rotors look like they need to be shut down for passenger loading/unloading (and compared to any "classical" concept, you now have 3 rotors instead of 2 to secure/guard).
And I do not see a possibility for winch operations while in hover. This could be too close to the side rotors/props.
Additionally, landing on a parking lot between some already parked cars (which Ive already seen sometiimes in HEMS), also seems more difficult with that "wide body".


Where do I miss the point? Why is AH declaring this concept suitable for HEMS?


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total width is the same as the MR disk. pusher rotor will have rotor break to stop upon entering landing phase. Aux rotor will only turn on after ground ops is completed and ready to take off.
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 18:50
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That's interesting - you recon they will stop the pushers for landing although there seems to be no tail rotor??😳
Then in advance - happy landings😉
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Old 20th Jun 2017, 19:07
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When does a pusher rotor become a propeller?
Come on, admit it - it's part of airbus' grand scheme to replace helicopters with fixed wing aircraft. Sneaky, very sneaky..
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Old 21st Jun 2017, 12:32
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That's interesting - you recon they will stop the pushers for landing although there seems to be no tail rotor??😳
Then in advance - happy landings😉
Obviously it will be after touch down before door opening.
Happy nitpicking
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Old 27th Jun 2017, 23:20
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onjour toute le monde

I attended le Bourget last week and saw AH unveil with Clean Skies - the RACER - Rapid And Cost Effective Rotorcraft high speed. It is estiamted to cost 20 percent more than conventional rotorcraft so ehre ar emy photos of the Clean SKies booth stand a week ago. Unlie X3 demonstrator, the props are pushed at rear

cheers












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