Deafness then decapitation. Noisey bugger but looks like a total blast. The part they left out of the video is where the guy throws his arms up in triumph and the blades chop them off like a knife through butter.
We can just imagine swarms of these fluttering over the LA basin. It would turn a two-hour commute into 30 minutes. How fun would it be to travel above the 405, laughing your tush off at the swarms of poor saps sitting in their car-prisons?
Of course it would be no fun in very cold or rainy places, or in thunderstorms. We imagine an Aerostich would be of great interest to a helicopter pilot, too!
Excellent innovative solution. Yes counter rotating rotor helicopters are nothing new. However, by keeping it simple with fixed pitch blade (no collective) and unique yaw contol using a electric motor to create differential rotor torque (no rudder via tail rotor pitch control needed) they have created a different and inovative way to contol a helicopter. Igor would be proud and I suspect intriqued. For all those that racists out there that say Japan Inc. is not creative this is certainly evidence to the contary. For us fixed winged pilots who have tried our hands at the more numerous flight controls of a helicopter this an interesting simplified alternative and could be used for larger applications. Excellent news tidbit MO.. thanks.
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