16 mai 2018

Bell V-280 Makes First Cruise Flight


Bell’s V-280 Valor military tiltrotor prototype flew in cruise mode for the first time last week during a test flight at the company’s facility in Amarillo, Texas. The proprotors were moved to the zero-degree setting for forward flight. Airspeed was limited to 190 knots. A Bell spokesman said the company will be gradually expanded the V-280’s flight envelope to achieve its performance goal of a maximum speed of 280 knots. The V-280 made its first flight last December 18. The program is part of [...]