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Bellís Next-Generation Tiltrotor Takes Flight
« on: December 19, 2017, 01:46:09 PM »
Bell Helicopterís third-generation tiltrotor prototype, the V-280 Valor, achieved first flight at the companyís plant in Amarillo, Texas, on Dec. 18. A Bell spokeswoman confirmed that the V-280 took flight at 2:03 p.m. Central time, although the exact flight duration has not yet been confirmed. The first flight follows a series of ground tests over the past weeks, in which the wheels were expected to leave the ground momentarily. The company spokeswoman says the aircraft flew long enough on Dec. 18 for the event to be counted as a first flight, and it landed back down on the tarmac safely.


I could have sworn it was just a fly on the windscreen.

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Re: Bellís Next-Generation Tiltrotor Takes Flight
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 02:32:16 PM »
Seems very angular looking,certainly the V-22 looks a more practical looking shape.The V-22 looks like a truck,but this looks more sleek.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2017, 10:19:48 PM by Angry Turnip »

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Re: Bellís Next-Generation Tiltrotor Takes Flight
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 05:13:59 PM »
It looks very similar to the textron scorpion to me.

Defiantly prefer the V22.