The Future of Vertical Lift: Bell V-280 Valor

Discussion in 'Off Topic - Card Modeler Lounge' started by Rhaven Blaack, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Here is something that I thought that some of you aircraft buffs would be interested in:
    Here is the promotional video; [YOUTUBE]?v=1O3Onyas984[/YOUTUBE]

    I think that this would make for a GREAT model (if anyone is interested in making something like this).
  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Yeah, I saw that. What a bunch of "Hooey". The downdraft from the props would make those doors so impracticable. Also, with the new rotor technologies, i.e. slowing the rotor to go faster, and the pusher prop configurations shows in the Sikorsky coaxial X2, this thing will never be made. It's also really wide. The acting didn't help either. Great for video gaming though. The Sikorsky versions aren't virtual either, the X-2 has set world records and the proposed heavy lift version will be something to behold.:)


  3. Trimble Epic

    Trimble Epic New Member

    I was always hoping Moller would get their skycar working... 20 years later, still nothing. :(
  4. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Moller is a scam artist and has been investigated many times and has had to return money or face jail, he is a detriment to the world of aviation.

    The Carter Copter principle proved if you slowed down the speed of the rotors you could substantially increase their top speed. The blade tips would never reach supersonic and all the inherent problems that comes with that (loss of lift, stalling blades, etc.. The future of helicopters is high speed coaxial copter, these things can be scaled up bigger than CH53 Sikorsky helicopters, and the technology is simpler and proven. They also aren't so darn wide.
  5. goodduck

    goodduck Active Member

    The boots didn't even break a sweat. Good men.
  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Those actors seemed pretty confident, I guess you can be when you know it's a.CG., fake and even the bullets are virtual. I though they were going to stop at a Dunkin Donuts on the way back! :)

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