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X3 Tops 230 Knots

By Staff Writer | June 1, 2011

During a flight test on May 12, Eurocopter’s X3 (X-cube) demonstrator reached a true airspeed of 232 knots. Test pilot Herve Jammayrac and flight test engineer Daniel Semioli were at the controls for the flight from DGA Flight Test Center in Istres, France. The milestone put the hybrid helicopter demonstrator above its original target of 220 knots.

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