Sikorsky’s S-97 sucessuflly carried out its first Flight
About a year back, Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider helicopter controlled up interestingly; now the first model is air-bound. The Raider effectively finished its first flight at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, on May 22. Amid the hour-long flight, pilot Bill Fell and co-pilot Kevin Bredenbeck tried the helicopter’s hover and low-speed abilities. Designed after the X2, the Raider is planned as a multi-mission air ship, fit for transporting six troops and outer weapons. Like its antecedent, the Raider highlights coaxial counter-pivoting rotors and a pusher propeller, anticipated that would drive it to cruising velocities of up to 240 bunches. Having breezed through its first experimental run, the Raider is on track to perform more dynamic, battle related testing to demonstrate its capacities in such assignments as furnished observation, light attack, light assault and unique operations. The second model of the S-97 Raider will be finished in 2015 and Sikorsky will have an exhibition voyage through the airplane in 2016. Helicopter’s hover and low-speed abilities.