If I had seen the second video before posting I would not have written something that sounded so critical. Seeing more of the flight and now knowing the conditions, I agree it looked quite solid.yasotay said:Not to mention that the winds were not ideal for conducting a first flight. Given the gusting wind component, I thought the aircraft looked darn stable.
Practicality overcomes style, when designing a bus. Doubt the folks with the checkbook wanted to drop an extra $100K or more for style.Skyblazer said:Still find it an incredibly ugly machine, but I thought the photo was cool and I like the unusual color too.
Bell is not ready to share any performance figures, but Sinusas said the feedback from the customers that have seen the system in action has been positive....
“We were looking at what are the customers demanding for aircraft? . . . And safety is obviously always at the top of the list,” he said. “This [system] certainly meets those [requirements] and it has some interesting features that conventional rotors don’t with redundancy, and when the aircraft on the ground, the electric fans are not rotating at all.”