4 Designs for US Army's FARA

Helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft
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Unread post19 Oct 2020, 12:40

madrat wrote:Image


Would this thing even be considered a "helicopter"???

aaam wrote:I think I remember reading somewhere that NOTAR tends to lose effectiveness in thinner air, and since the "hot and high" is a major part of FARA (and FLRAA)'s specifications, maybe it was thought it wouldn't give the performance needed?


I don't know, but if I were to guess, you're right.
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Unread post19 Oct 2020, 13:28

Scorpion1alpha-
It's an Israeli drone with twin fixed-lift rotors and the two rotors in back can swivel. It is considered a helicopter.

Very similar idea to:
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There weren't many pictures on it to see the default cant of the two main rotors. I assume they are rotating in opposite directions to counteract torque.
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Unread post20 Oct 2020, 12:29

Thanks.
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