The Future of Helicopters: The Airplane/Helicopter Hybrid

Airbus has designed a helicopter that is said to fly at 250 mph, placing at a speed in the middle of Gulfstream’s G650 private jet (600 mph) and the speed of a local police traffic reporter (160 mph).

This new aircraft is set to be named “The Racer”. It is unique in the sense that it has wings and props (like an airplane/helicopter hybrid if you will). These wings and props allow for the aircraft to land vertically, hover, and cruise at 250 mph.

Could this be the future of helicopters?


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