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Airshow China 2012: Avicopter displays concept rotorcraft

15th November 2012 - 09:56 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Zhuhai


Chinese helicopter manufacturer Avicopter gave a glimpse into its level of ambition this week with the unveiling of three high-speed rotorcraft designs at Airshow China.

Alongside its more established product family, Avicopter showcased models of the new designs, which each have elements in common with similar concepts under development in the US.

The Avant-Courier 1 features a coaxial main rotor configuration with a tricycle landing gear arrangement, and appears to be a single engine design.

Two versions were evident – the model on display (pictured) featured side-mounted propellers for thrust while information boards showed a version with a rear-mounted propeller

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Tony Skinner


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Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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