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Have You Heard Of The Hotelicopter (Mil V-12)?

Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:19 am

Well, it's an amusing joke, I suppose: The Hotelicopter.

The Hotelicopter is modeled on the Soviet-made Mil V-12, of which there were only two prototypes ever made. The Mil V-12 took its first flight in Russia in 1968 and was awarded numerous world records, which it still holds today. The vehicle also earned the prestigious Sikorsky Prize awarded by the American Helicopter Society for outstanding achievements in helicopter technology.

The Hotelicopter Company purchased one of these prototypes from the Mikhail Leontyevich Mil helicopter plant in Panki-Tomilino, Russia in 2004 and have been engineering the world’s first flying hotel ever since.

In addition to extending the helicopter’s body to accommodate an extra floor, we’ve added four GEnx turbofan engines, each featuring a thrust range of 75,000 pounds, and energy-efficient aerodynamic modifications that cut fuel consumption over 22% on long hauls.


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RE: Have You Heard Of The Hotelicopter (Mil V-12)?

Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:32 am

A few days early arent we?
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RE: Have You Heard Of The Hotelicopter (Mil V-12)?

Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:20 am

I heard about this about 4 days ago, I became a fan on facebook.

I think it's a joke... A hilarious joke though.
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RE: Have You Heard Of The Hotelicopter (Mil V-12)?

Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:28 am

Same maximum weight (few hundred kilos inbetween) as the Mil-12, I wonder why they need all this extra engines on the fuselage for?
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RE: Have You Heard Of The Hotelicopter (Mil V-12)?

Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:12 am



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 3):
Same maximum weight (few hundred kilos inbetween) as the Mil-12, I wonder why they need all this extra engines on the fuselage for?

Faster forward movement?
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RE: Have You Heard Of The Hotelicopter (Mil V-12)?

Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:33 am

4 x 75,000 pound engines plus 2 helicopter engines would burn a ridiculous amount of fuel.

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