Silkorsky X2 Reaches 181kt Flight

Sikorsky on 25 May reached 181kt (335km/h) with its X2 technology demonstrator. It finished the third of four phases of flight-testing that will see the dual counter-rotating rotor pusher flying at speeds up to or greater than 250kt this summer.

The twelfth flight test marked the first time the company attempted to slow the main rotor – by around 5% – while flying faster to keep the main rotors from approaching supersonic tip speeds. Continue reading…

Silkorsky X2

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