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AVX Aircraft offered an aircraft equipped with its coaxial rotor and the two-channel fan design that provides better steering and additional power forward. [30] Your JMR-TD must be built on a 75% scale. [24] It is capable of flying with 230 kn (260 mph; 430 km/h), with 40% buoyancy of small front wings and 60% of 56-foot (17 m) rotors. Half of the design`s air resistance comes from the hull and half from the rotor system, so wind tunnel tests aim to reduce air resistance by a third. The rotor system features two Flexbeam composite mens with aerodynamic coatings that are reduced to air resistance on the leaf cuffs and the mast between the meshes. [31] The medium version is expected to weigh 12,000 kg (27,000 lbs), carry four crew members and 12 soldiers, and have an external load capacity of 13,000 pounds (5,900 kg). [6] It has a 1.8 m (1.8 m × 1.8 m) cabin, twice as large as the UH-60 Black Hawk, and an internal lifting capacity of 8,000 pounds (3,600 kg). The aircraft can carry 12 NATO launches, has an auxiliary fuel system for self-use over distances and must be able to be dressed as an option. The utility and attack versions have a common point of 90% and fly at the same speed.

The test aircraft are equipped with current GE T706 engines, but AVX wants to equip its design with the Advanced Affordable turbine engine with 4,800 hp (3,600 kW) more power. AVX has partnered with Rockwell Collins, General Electric and BAE Systems. [7] It has entrance doors on both sides of the hull with a large rear ramp for simple cargo handling. Both versions have retractable landing gear and the attack variant carries all the weapons stored inside until they are needed for a clean aerodynamic design. [11] The company calls the unsused concept an “innovative composite coaxial helicopter,” capable of reaching 80 percent of the speed of the V-22 Osprey at half cost. It will be able to float in temperatures from 95°F (35°C) to 6,000 feet (1,800 m) and fly without refueling from Travis Air Force Base in California to Hawaii, at a distance of 2,100 nmi (2,400 miles; 3,900 km). In early September 2014, a panel of aviation experts advised FVL staff on how to avoid mistakes made in previous acquisition efforts, namely the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The panel had three proposals: to divide the program into different manageable parts; harness the know-how of the commercial helicopter industry; and ensure early support from the U.S. Congress. FVL aims to develop four distinct categories of elevators, which may even be five years old if the program includes medium lifting aircraft for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, so the sheer diversity of requirements makes it doubtful whether a single program can successfully produce different versions of a certain design. A major problem that the F-35 program encountered was a single program to try to meet different needs with variants of a design.

It is possible that the FVL will avoid this situation while achieving its primary objectives, namely the use of traction chains, engines and common communications on different helicopters in different services. Although the Army`s Apache and Black Hawk designs are totally different, the Marines` UH-1Y Venom utility vehicles and AH-1Z Viper combat helicopters have 85 percent in common, despite the aircraft`s different airframes…

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