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Interesting Helicopter and Fixed-wing Facts for Little Rock, AR
Igor Sikorsky is considered to be the \father of helicopters not because he invented the firSt He is called that because he invented the first successful helicopter
The record for the fastest helicopter in the world is held by the Sikorsky X2 which during a flyby over Florida United States clocked 258mph (416kph). But this was beaten recently. On June 7th 2013 the X3 blew through the previous air speed record for helicopters by cruising at 255 knots (293 MPH) during a 40-minute flight over Southern France near Istres.
Fun Helicopter and Airplane Facts for Little Rock, AR
Though most earlier designs used more than one main rotor, it is the single main rotor with anti-torque tail rotor configuration that has become the most common helicopter configuration. Tandem rotor helicopters are also in widespread use, due to their better payload capacity. Quadrotor helicopters and other types of multicopter have been developed for specialized applications.