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#1 BlueMound

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 04:50 PM

Fort Worth based AVX Aircraft Corp. and its concept of the military helicopter of the future. Very cool.

 

Radical dual tilting blade helicopter design targets speeds of over 270mph

http://www.gizmag.co...r-270mph/32840/



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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:35 PM

Fort Worth based AVX has teamed up with Northrop Grumman to build the TERN naval drone project for DARPA and the Office of Naval Research

http://www.justhelic...ft-Company.aspx

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 07:46 PM

What is the TERN that AVX is helping to build ?

The Tern Phase 3 design envisions a tailsitting, flying-wing aircraft with twin counter-rotating, nose-mounted propellers. The propellers would lift the aircraft from a ship deck, orient it for horizontal flight and provide propulsion to complete a mission. They would then reorient the craft upon its return and lower it to the ship deck. The system would fit securely inside the ship when not in use.

Terns potentially groundbreaking capabilities have been on the Navys wish list in one form or another since World War II. The production of the first practical helicopters in 1942 helped the U.S. military realize the potential value of embedded vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft to protect fleets and reduce the reliance on aircraft carriers and land bases.

http://www.darpa.mil...ents/2015-12-28

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 05:25 PM

Good news for AVX!

Darpa expands TERN program
http://nextbigfuture...ram-to.html?m=1

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 07:39 PM

Darpa orders 2nd TERN drone
http://nextbigfuture...e-with.html?m=1

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 04:47 PM

Darpa's tail-down drone set for vertical launch in 2018

http://newatlas.com/...-grumman/46770/

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 07:57 PM

3-D printing the TERN drone
https://3dprintingin...lestones-99787/




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