The CH-47 performance will improve further with those more powerful engines.
The engines for Ka-102 would be even more powerful.
Tsavo Lion wrote:https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/us-approves-mv-22s-for-indonesia
How come they didn't order less expensive coaxials &/ Mi-38s from Russia? Is it because they seek US protection from China like India does?
I wonder if a tandem synchrocopter would have any advantage over a regular tandem helo
I wonder why can't they be at a level parallel to the ground, 1 above the other, & still be synchronized, just like on CH-46/47s?Angling the main rotor blades so they can be intermeshed..
..and adding a tail mounted pusher propeller... congratulations.... they just invented a helicopter you can't get near without getting killed...
I wonder why can't they be at a level parallel to the ground, 1 above the other, & still be synchronized, just like on CH-46/47s?
not if the blades' tips r high enough, the prop is shrouded or the engines r turned off. This Russian design is a lot bigger than the Kaman, since it can lift more.
If need be, they can have longer landing gear like on the Mi-10 so there's no danger in approaching it with blades turning.The only advantage of the intermesh blade rotor system has over the coaxial is its reduced height.
No1 in their right mind & training would stand under those blades while they r accelerating or decelerating- that's true even with conventional helos.With this aircraft even sitting level the tips of the blades out to each side could be as low as 1.5m meaning even children will not be safe...
servo motors/hydraulics could control its height once the engine is stopped or internal deployable ladder could be installed for crew access.Longer landing gear just makes it harder to get in and out of.