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Sikorsky X2 vs Wayne X1
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Since there was no blue version of the horizantal stabalizer I airbrushed that part. While I was at it I also painted half of the sloping wedge used on the upper part of the tail. I love the results.







The Sikorsky X2 provided the main inspiration for my Wayne X1 build. So designed a lego MOC of the Sikorsky X2 after finishing the X1. When my Bricklink order arrived my son who was completely disinterested in the batman X1 really wanted to build this one. So I led him through the steps using Lego DDS. I love it when my kid joins me in my interests.

Here is son history on the Sikorsky X2
On June 1st 2005 Sikorsky Aircraft announced plans to build a demonstrator aircraft for their new X2 Technology. The program combined nearly 30 years of company research to create a new generation rotor aircraft. The technology demonstrator was reported to be entirely funded in house by Sikorsky and built at the newly acquired Schweizer facility in Horseheads, New York. At the heart of the design is the Advancing Blade concept first pioneered by Sikorsky with their XH-59 back in the early 70’s. Powered by two sets of rigid rotor blades placed in a coaxial configuration, the aircraft is able to avoid retreating blade stall while in high speed flight while maintaining symmetry in lift. Advances in blade design, a low drag fuselage, and fly by wire systems are among the integrated systems that define the X2 technology. The first flight took place on August 27 2008 and achieved its high speed objective of 250 kts at level flight on September 15, 2010. Kevin Bredenbeck Sikorsky’s test pilot had the honor of unofficially setting the new speed record for helicopter flight. After only 23 test flights and 22 hours in the air Sikorsky retired the X2 demonstrator and has moved on to develop the S-97 Raider a 10,000 lb. aircraft.



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 I made it 
  November 29, 2012
Thank you for the kind words! I feel honored by you and the Sikorsky team. I look forward to your future flights in the S-97.
 I like it 
  November 28, 2012
Most impressive! Truly a tribute to the X2 Technology Demonstrator and its Team! Thanks Kevin
 I like it 
  August 31, 2011
Love the sleek look of both of these. Nice work!
 I like it 
  August 28, 2011
Hi :). It is awesome! Laptop still broken but using a friends for the time being. It looks like we need a new one :(. To answer your question in greater detail - I don't know how to use LDD but it looks like a very good tool for building. I have a big collection of pieces (bought from sets rather than bricklink). I try and use the pieces i have rather than order new ones - i am so impatient that i cant wait for the pieces to arrive. But every now and again i make a list of interesting parts I have seen from other creations (like yours :D) then i place a big order from lego or bricklink, i then try and use those pieces.
 I made it 
  August 27, 2011
I've had my share of technical issues this summer as well :( hope it gets fixed soon. When you can check out flight videos of the x2 on youtube, it is one awesome helicopter
 I like it 
  August 27, 2011
Hi Tommy, this is awesome. I just checked it on google - it is extremely accurate. You did a great job with the colour match too. Glad to hear that your son got interested in it too. My lap top has just broken so I can't post my latest creation Nooooo!!!
 
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