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Helicopters

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop' started by Shaun, 27 Apr 2011.

  1. Shaun

    Shaun Über Geek

    Not quite computer and science geek stuff, but cool anyway:

     
  2. beanz

    beanz Staff Member Staff Member

    Nice - very, very nice! :cool:

    Isn't it always the way though that it's the potential for military application which will probably drive further development?
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Active Geek

    AIRWOLF would use that as a tooth pick.
     
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  4. JakeNoolan

    JakeNoolan Well-Known Geek

    That looks very fast. Cool indeed.
     
  5. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    On my birthday list.
     
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  6. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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  7. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    https://wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Electric_T700

    Interestingly, like most freight ships these days, the engine is used to generate electrical power that drives everything including propulsion I imagine. Can't find the specifications on how the blades are controlled but it has to be an electric motor. The blades can twist and turn and change speed really quickly. Made possible by shed loads of on board processing power. Hopefully with a lot of built in redundancy as it probably flys like a rock without it.
     
  8. classic33

    classic33 Über Geek