Eurocopter X3 eyes world speed record for helicopter
According to luxist.com, the Eurocopter X3 prototype has recently managed to reach an airspeed of 180 knots (207 mph) during a series of level flight test in France.
The Rolls-Royce Powered Eurocopter X3 Helicopter is built for speed, around a Dauphin helicopter frame and aims to break a speed record of 250 knots set by Sikorsky.
In the initial tests it has performed considerably well demonstrating handling and flight qualities.
Eurocopter X3 aims well beyond 220 knots during the second test flights in March 2011.
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