Rotor Radio: What it's like flying an X2 helicopter at nearly 300 mph

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May 22, 2020


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Rotor Radio: What it's like flying an X2 helicopter at nearly 300 mph

Steve Weiner, chief engineer for X2 talks design and capability of X2 helicopters, while chief test pilot Bill Fell gives a cockpit perspective of flying a helicopter at nearly 300 miles per hour. 

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