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Solotrek XFV. Characteristics. A photo. History.
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Solotrek XFV. Characteristics. A photo. History.

Solotrek XFV

 

Solotrek XFV - personal flying machine, which is structurally transverse chopper circuit at which the screws are arranged in the annular channels. In microhelicopter 2 small screws on the head, the center of gravity is a little lower, so when flying man remains in a vertical position.
In 1996 Michael Moshe he founded Millennium Jet Company, Inc. Her later renamed Trek Aerospace. We planned to design and build two production units: SoloTrek per person and DuoTrek- for two. Is expected to begin production of the device with 2002.

 

Solotrek XFV photo.

Solotrek XFV photo.

Since 2000 DARPA invested in designing 5,1mln USD apparatus. It is also stated that the project was supported by BAE Systems, NASA, Silicon Valley Bank and other companies. It was assumed that the main buyers of the machine will be police and military. It was assumed that the price will be approximately mikrovertolёta 300 thousand dollars. But 2002 few short flight was conducted on a leash and one - no, after this project funding discontinued.
When engine failure predusmatrviaetsya parachute.

This unit appears in the film "Agent Cody Banks". The scene where Agent Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) and his mentor CIA tronics Miles (Angie Harmon) penetrate into the villainous lair, but the flight created animators.

 

Solotrek XFV photo. 2

Solotrek XFV photo.

Another unit featured in the TV series "Mythbusters", where the leading set of parts purchased, trying to build a similar device, but it could not off the ground.

Features helicopter Solotrek XFV:

 

 

  • Weight: 130kg,
  • Height: 2,5m,
  • Speed: 130km / h
  • ICE Power: 140l.s,.
  • Range of flight: 200km,
  • Most flight duration: 90min.

 

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