The Eurocopter X³ is an experimental high-speed compound helicopter developed by Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter). A technology demonstration platform for “high-speed, long-range hybrid helicopter” or H³ concept,the X³ achieved 255 knots (472 km/h; 293 mph) in level flight on 7 June 2013, setting an unofficial helicopter speed record.
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The Eurocopter’s X3 hybrid helicopter combines the full hover flight capabilities of a helicopter with the fast cruise speeds of a turboprop-powered aircraft by basically installing two propellers on short-span fixed wings to supplement the helicopter’s five-blade main rotor system.
This giant model RC Airbus Helicopter Eurocopter X3 is a scale of 1:4,5 with a rotor diameter of 2.5m and a length of a 2.5m it weights 35gk. It is a hybrid powered with Jakadofsky Pro 6000 turbine + 2x Turboprop (electrical).
The fastest RC helicopter was considered to be the Eurocopter X3 which was then able to reach 293 mph in level flight.
- Model: Airbus Helicopter Eurocopter X3 (Alterbaum Premium Helicopter)
- Pilot: Bernd Pöting
- Scale: 1:4,5
- Rotor diameter: 2,5 m
- Length: 2,50 m
- Take-off weight: 35 kg
- Engine: Jakadofsky Pro 6000 turbine + 2x Turboprop (electrical)