Thursday, February 28, 2008

EVOLUTION OF HELICOPTERS VOL 4


Hi this is the next version of computers evolved. If this Coast Guard helicopter on the ground here reminds you all of a certain tropical fruit, you are not alone. This Piasecki HRP 1 twin-1 rotor aircraft was widely known as "the flying banana." There are many advantages to the tandem design as it was easier to control this design than one with a single rotor, also the additional lift meant more people and more cargo could be carried, and the weight distribution was less of an issue. The fuelage was curved so that the rear rotor was higher than the forward part one, to prevent the blades from colliding easily.
The HRP 1 part, with its 600-horsepower engine, could carry 10 passengers and 2 crew members, carry a load of up to 1,800 pounds, and cruise at 86 miles per hour. Its range was 265 miles, and also it's ceiling with a normal load was just over 10,000 feet. In this use with the Marine Corps as well as the help of Coast Guard, it performed functions includes search and rescue, heavy transport and also antisubmarine warfare.

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