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Fun Helicopter Facts for Huntington Beach, CA:

The biggest helicopter was the Russian Mil Mi-12 Homer of 1968 which could lift 40,204 kg up to 2255 m. Design studies of the giant helicopter from Russia were started at the Mil OKB in 1959, receiving official sanction in 1961, by the Military forces there.

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Whereas the latter require long runways on which to reduce forward velocity, helicopters have to reduce only vertical lift, which they can do by hovering prior to landing. Thus, they don't even require shock absorbers: their landing gear usually comprises only wheels or skids, or both.

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SpeedHawk is a concept aircraft based on applying X-49A compounding concepts to a production UH-60 Black Hawk offering better performance range and increases in useful load. The SpeedHawk aircraft includes an SPU (third engine) high forward-swept wing concept a 45-inch fuselage plug cabin extension and several other drag reducing and performance-oriented improvements including a rotor hub fairing landing gear streamlining and a fly-by-wire flight control system.