Double-Fuselage Helo on NASA Radar?

By Staff Writer | June 23, 2010
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A futuristic tiltrotor concept that looks like a “catamaran,” won a NASA competition to design an amphibious rescue helicopter on Monday. A group of 10 Virginia Tech students designed the helicopter, which was required to rescue up to 50 survivors from a natural disaster and hover to assist rescue missions, with a range of 920 miles and speed of 345 mph, according to contest rules. More than 100 students entered the competition, which was sponsored through the NASA Mission Directorate’s Subsonic Rotary Wing Project in its Fundamental Aeronautics program.


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