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Tango0127 Dec 2018 12:14 p.m. PST

….helicopter


"Sikorsky and Boeing provided the first look at the Defiant helicopter, one of two designs competing under the U.S. Army's Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator program, two weeks after confirming the first flight would be delayed until 2019.


The Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator effort will inform requirements for the U.S. Army's FVL family of systems, which will come online in the 2030s…."


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microgeorge27 Dec 2018 12:30 p.m. PST

Just wondering if they have solved the vibrations issues with the compound main rotor.

Lion in the Stars27 Dec 2018 2:06 p.m. PST

@Microgeorge: I'm assuming that is the 'issue discovered during ground tests' that delayed the first flight.

Kinda surprising that this has 4-bladed counter-rotating main rotors (the Russian Kamov birds use 3-blade rotors), and that's an 8-bladed pusher prop!

Oberlindes Sol LIC27 Dec 2018 3:18 p.m. PST

So for use with my 28mm near-future troops, I guess I want it in about 1:48 scale?

Lion in the Stars28 Dec 2018 12:01 a.m. PST

Yes, 1/48 will be about right. I have several 1/48 helos (and even an Osprey!) for my 28mm games, minis on bases look about right to even a little tall.

Tango0128 Dec 2018 12:36 p.m. PST

Glad you like it (in 1/48) boys! (smile)


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