The Eclipse 400 Jet (popularly known as ECJ) is probably the one which can materialize your dream -“If I were a bird”. This is a personal aircraft, exclusively meant for high-end consumers, who are passionate about sky sports. According to its manufacturers, this is the perfect sport sky car that can realize your dreams. Eclipse 400 Jet resembles one of those luxurious airplanes, which you may have seen in sci-fi Hollywood movies or in the comic books. However, this is not the Avenger’s Quinjet but it is very real, which can be purchased if you are good enough to spend a few million US dollars. Presently, it is under restoration and redesigning, and it is due to be delivered to Tony Starks Wannabes in just in few days after its perfection process.
While it comes to talk about its technical specifications and style, there will be none to doubt about its aesthetic charisma and aristocratic luxury. Read the rest of this entry »
If you have ever dreamt of flying across the sky like a bird, then it’s going to be true now with hydrogen powered personal helicopters. Weighing just about 230 lb, these hydrogen-powered helicopters with zero emissions are the latest in green aviation. Christened as the pocket Hercules, this hydrogen helicopter can fly for 90 minutes at a stretch with payloads up to 800 lbs. Featuring easy controls, the helicopter can achieve speed of 100 knots with the help of the powerful motors equipped with it. A powerful combination of Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and a catalyst makes this novel personal helicopter a legend in the field of aviation. The manufacturer, being conscious about the environment, has made strong endeavors to build an eco-friendly helicopter that will be an innovative concept in all aspects.
The helicopter, the brainchild of Avimech Aviation manufacturers, is a perfect blend of two ideas. – a rocket and a helicopter, which creates this cute personal aviation truly upscale. The idea to use hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and a catalyst has been in the minds of many manufacturers for quite some time. However, the idea of using a hybrid version of a rocket in a helicopter takes its first breath with Avimech. Read the rest of this entry »
Sure you can drop millions on your own personal chopper. But you won’t get as many stares as the man in the video above who built his own. Bear through the slow intro. Trust us, it’s worth it. If you have more info on this homemade helicopter contraption, speak up in the comments below.
Designed to hit speeds up to 300 mph, the Challis Heliplane is a concept aircraft that aims to be the world’s fastest rotorcraft. When produced, the Challis Heliplane will be capable of twice the cruising speed and almost twice the range of a conventional helicopter.
Like other heliplane designs, the Challis will be able to fly in a continuous stable hover and reach high cruising speeds. The simple design will reduce production and maintenance costs, making the Challis a relatively affordable way to book it through the skies.
Come 2010 you may have a faster private chopper option. After nearly two years years of delays in launching the X2, aimed to be the world’s fastest helicopter, Sikorsky completed its first successful test flight with the 288 mph aircraft this Wednesday at the Scheizer Aircraft testing facility in New York.
During the 30 minute flight, the Sikorsky crew proved that the X2 could stay airborn but came far from pushing the X2′s top cruising speed of 250kt (288 mph), which will make the X2 the world’s fastest helicopter if reached.
Powering the twin-propeller X2 is a Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Co. (LHTEC) T800 engine, developed to support the cancelled Sikorsky/Boeing RAH-66 Comanche. On the X2, fly-by-wire controls and avionics have been installed to counter high vibration levels, which ultimately caused Sikorsky’s 1970s-era XH-59A concept (the inspiration for the X2) to fail.
Sikorsky will complete four more phases of testing before it plans to release the X2 to the civilian and military markets in 2010.