Helicopter News & Discussion

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I thought we could do with a dedicated thread for helicopter news and discussion, and the recent first flight of Sikorsky's S-97 Raider demonstrator seems as good a starting point as any. Copypasta from the main news thread:

Sikorsky S-97 Raider Achieves First Flight

http://i.imgur.com/p96vH2I.jpg

An exciting achievement. But where did the shrouding around and between the rotor hubs go?

http://i.imgur.com/3hpB92M.jpg

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So many little design details that are georgeous on this aircraft.

Really?!

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Yeah, she looks purty indeed, which is a big relief considering how ugly the X3 was.

It looks like a helicopter that was decent looking before someone smashed a hammer on its nose.