POSTER: Bell’s new Hybrid Tandem Rotor

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Bell Helicopter kindly emailed me this image of the poster hanging in their Quad-A exhibit booth that I filmed and described earlier this week. As discussed earlier, the Hybrid Tandem Rotor (HTR) features an all-new semi-tiltwing capable of 225kt forward speed, according to Bell. The concept is proposed as a replacement for the Sikorsky UH-60 and Boeing AH-64.

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4 Responses to POSTER: Bell’s new Hybrid Tandem Rotor

  1. Jimmy 8 May, 2009 at 4:23 pm #

    That looks like their XV-15. And is that an AH-1 fuselage?

  2. Bill Lawrence 8 May, 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    Actually, very little like either. I flew the XV-15 in 79-80. It was a very simple concept; mechanical flight control system, low-tech engines, all-metal everything. More of a Rube Goldberg invention that worked very well than anything. Both at that time and later, both in the fleet and at NATC, I flew the AH-lJ/T/T+/W quite a bit. Think you’ll find their hybrid version is quite a bit bigger than the Cobra.

  3. Rick Howell 8 May, 2009 at 9:59 pm #

    Looks like they finally found a way to use those ARH Fuselages.

  4. Models Helicopter 15 March, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    How do I fit the training set to my ESky helicopter? First click the four small brackets onto the lower part of the skids. Then push the rods through the holes and slot them into the circular centre hub.

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