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Airbus Unveils ‘Hypercopter’ Patent For The World’s Fastest Helicopter

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The revolutionary concept design shows a helicopter that at high speeds would utilise two extra rear-facing propellers.

Described by Airbus as a Compound Helicopter , the alien design would allow the vehicle to travel at speeds of up to around 300 mph.

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To put that into perspective the fastest commercially available helicopter is the massive CH-47 Chinook which has a top speed of just under 200 mph.

There are in fact helicopters which already utilising the concept of having side-mounted propellers such as Eurocopter s experimental X3.

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What makes the Compound Helicopter different from the X3 is that the X3 s propellers are forward facing, while the Compound design has them mounted at the rear.

The Compound also has a more complete wing structure which would allow for better lift and smoother aerodynamic flight.

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