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파퓰러사이언스 선정 Best of What’s New 2018 'Bell의 V-280 Valor'
파퓰러사이언스 선정 Best of What’s New 2018 'Bell의 V-280 Valor'
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  • 승인 2018.12.11 17:00
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V-280 Valor by Bell
V-280 Valor by Bell

Faster than a helicopter, nimbler than an airplane

The V-280 Valor can fly faster and farther than a helicopter, reaching a top speed of more than 320 miles per hour—a whole lot faster than the venerable Black Hawk’s maximum of 183. This is a new tiltrotor aircraft, meaning its propellers can pivot from horizontal to vertical, allowing it to takeoff and land vertically while still retaining the speed advantages of wings and forward-facing props. The V-280 prototype achieved first flight in December 2017, and it promises to be a smaller, lighter, and more nimble version of the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor. It’ll also be easier to fly, and less damaging to landing and takeoff surfaces: Only the Valor’s rotors will tilt skyward, not the entire engine. This protects surfaces from intense heat, and reduces the dust that can obscure a pilot’s vision.


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