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19th Jul 2019, 02:37
Replies: 89
Views: 33,016
Posted By The Sultan

Cruise at Comic-con: no CGI.

Cruise at Comic-con: no CGI.
18th Jul 2019, 15:39
Replies: 19
Views: 2,888
Posted By The Sultan

Eva, in what world is the 53K not far away?

Eva,

in what world is the 53K not far away?
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jul 2019, 00:24
Replies: 17
Views: 7,193
Posted By The Sultan

It looks in the video like the boom and fin are...

It looks in the video like the boom and fin are attached. If the tailboom had separated the ship would flip not spin in relatively level attitude. So loss of tail rotor thrust for whatever reason...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2019, 20:17
Replies: 416
Views: 134,213
Posted By The Sultan

Article and video about 97’s “agility.” Looks...

Article and video about 97’s “agility.” Looks lumbering at best, must be concerned about getting another upper/lower rotor collision. Not so sure why they spend so much time on fuselage attitude...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2019, 16:36
Replies: 416
Views: 134,213
Posted By The Sultan

55 hours is the total for the one that hasn’t...

55 hours is the total for the one that hasn’t crashed.
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2019, 23:41
Replies: 416
Views: 134,213
Posted By The Sultan

From R&W: The above from R&W. Knowing...

From R&W:



The above from R&W. Knowing the goals of the program this has to be considered a major setback to both the program and a failure of the ABC concept to produce a leap forward in...
22nd Jun 2019, 04:45
Replies: 89
Views: 24,852
Posted By The Sultan

All seem to miss the obvious. In a battle to...

All seem to miss the obvious. In a battle to control Trumpetís strings Putin won out over MBS just like in Syria.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2019, 21:32
Replies: 67
Views: 24,204
Posted By The Sultan

From FG: From Sikorsky: So...

From FG:



From Sikorsky:



So only three flights in three months confirmed. Appears they havenít done anything beyond hover and very low speed. If this is the case nothing of the design...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th May 2019, 02:53
Replies: 19,121
Views: 2,625,950
Posted By The Sultan

This one has a photo of the shipís name covered.....

This one has a photo of the shipís name covered..

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-denies-asking-military-move-uss-john-s-mccain-out-n1011746

Sad how low the Navy groveled for the...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st May 2019, 12:18
Replies: 105
Views: 55,292
Posted By The Sultan

Low Speed Goals Met

From AvWeek:



Well done. 300 Kts and helicopter maneuverability is the Holy Grail.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th May 2019, 14:28
Replies: 67
Views: 24,204
Posted By The Sultan

Pax, Marines continue to set the pace.

Pax,

Marines continue to set the pace.
4th May 2019, 03:28
Replies: 120
Views: 105,633
Posted By The Sultan

Originated at Gitmo.

Originated at Gitmo.
25th Apr 2019, 20:55
Replies: 99
Views: 42,005
Posted By The Sultan

Not bashing. To refresh: Add to this...

Not bashing. To refresh:



Add to this the unit cost is 3x the original and the original 2015 IOC has moved to beyond 2021 you get a picture of a lack of the program/design competence required...
24th Apr 2019, 22:46
Replies: 99
Views: 42,005
Posted By The Sultan

Low reliability and reduced service life...

Low reliability and reduced service life projections are not supply chain issues. The above indicates a problem with the basic design which has not been solved in 14 years.
24th Apr 2019, 09:16
Replies: 99
Views: 42,005
Posted By The Sultan

If it was just a numbers issue they would have...

If it was just a numbers issue they would have used the word additional not alternate. This appears to be more of the Navy has lost confidence in the ability of Sikorsky to fix and produce their own...
23rd Apr 2019, 16:43
Replies: 99
Views: 42,005
Posted By The Sultan

Public Shaming Of Sikorsky on CH-53K

From Janes:



Wow! Does not get more humiliating than to get your own design taken away from you. If as suspected the transmission is an issue on SB-1 (epic loads) this is another nail in its...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2019, 00:37
Replies: 67
Views: 24,204
Posted By The Sultan

​​​​JC From Bell site: That is...

​​​​JC

From Bell site:



That is 275 kts which indicates with enough thrust even a conventional helicopter can get to high speeds. Like the -59 this test bed had no range and shook like hell.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2019, 04:17
Replies: 67
Views: 24,204
Posted By The Sultan

Only two flights in a month. Not an impressive...

Only two flights in a month. Not an impressive demonstration pace.

This guy is struggling to make the program sound viable. Really not enthusiastic about what he is spinning.

Boeing Defiant...
9th Apr 2019, 22:29
Replies: 38
Views: 35,255
Posted By The Sultan

Who here believes the Turks haven’t given the...

Who here believes the Turks haven’t given the Russians everything already?
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Apr 2019, 10:46
Replies: 67
Views: 24,204
Posted By The Sultan

MPN The S-97 had something like MCAS which...

MPN

The S-97 had something like MCAS which apparently took control from the pilot resulting in a busted aircraft.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Apr 2019, 17:11
Replies: 67
Views: 24,204
Posted By The Sultan

Army Fast Tracks Assault Helo Requirements

/ (https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-army-details-future-long-range-assault-aircraft-457256/)From Flight International:

The service is perhaps willing to pay more for its next...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Mar 2019, 15:39
Replies: 67
Views: 24,204
Posted By The Sultan

From R&W: If true, it looks like the...

From R&W:



If true, it looks like the Army is returning to the original time line which makes the SB-1 of little relevance except to flag the ABC concept as higher risk with lower performance...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2019, 22:56
Replies: 67
Views: 24,204
Posted By The Sultan

They had to get it into the air or risk it being...

They had to get it into the air or risk it being a symbol of a dead end failed concept. How bad is it that even after being two years late it was too dangerous to do an in ground effect hover until...
21st Mar 2019, 20:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By The Sultan

Type V-22 is cheaper than the 53K and S-92...

Type

V-22 is cheaper than the 53K and S-92 related Cyclone. Itís cost are on par or cheaper than equally sophisticated single seat fighters.
18th Mar 2019, 04:38
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,186,792
Posted By The Sultan

O1 failure every 30 days pretty well matches up...

O1 failure every 30 days pretty well matches up with the facts.
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