A rotorless 3-place airplane configuration of the NASA/DARPA Rotor Systems Research Aircraft (RSRA) project, redesignated S-72X.  It is intended to serve as an emergency configuration required for operation if the rotor is severed by the Emergency Escape System.  In addition to the turbofan propulors, the main transmission and conventional 5-blade tail rotor are powered by General Electric T58-GE-5 / T58-GE-10 engines.

Overview

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Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Parent type: Sikorsky S-72 RSRA

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Compound Helicopter

Compound type: Lift and Thrust compounded with 2 propulsors

Lift devices: 0 in Other configuration

Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor

Crew required: 2-3 in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (some retractable)

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Aircraft Details

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