2008/12/20

Some eye candy for a change; MBB Bo 105 low level aerobatics



This helicopter's rotor head design (much less moving parts and maintenance requirements, better agility) was a revolution for helicopter technology in the 1960's.

This rotor head technology is still not dominant in military aviation because helicopter designs of the 70's still prevail. The S-70 that won the UTTAS competition (UH-60 BlackHawk) uses the outdated rotor head design, for example. Its competitor YUH-61 used the superior semi-rigid system of composite construction system like the Bo 105.

3 comments:

  1. Well, you will have to forgive Sikorsky, they are not quite as good as you are in designing helicopters.

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  2. Your comments was more low level than the helicopter in the video.

    I didn't sign the text because the critique is more than 30 years old now - and well-known among those who are interested in helicopter aviation.

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  3. Amazing!

    If you'd like to have a close look on a BO 105 rotor head - just visit my blog.

    Once I knitted a pullover (photograph is on my blog, too) with a BO 105, because I really love that Helicopter.

    Best regards from Germany
    Rosemarie

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