Paulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 13 Posted (12 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3515 times:
I really neep your help abut this:
What kind of helicopter is the Airwolf from the TV-Series "Airwolf". What type/subtype is this one. I think it's a kind of Bell-Helicopter isn't it? Maybe you can give me some more facts about this...?
Thanks for your help in advance.
Tobias Rose - Hamburg (HAM/EDDH) & (XFW/EDHI) - Canon EOS D60 - ICQ: 235621277 - MSN: Tobias.Rose@gmx.de
TransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3432 times:
It wouldn't really be possible without serious modifications. The big limit for helicopter speed is that at a certain point, the rotor blades travelling forward will break the sound barrier. This has very unfortunate results. There have been some research into slowing down (or stopping) rotors at high speed. Doing that, together with an horizontal jet or propeller, would in theory enable a helicopter to go much faster.