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Apr 10, 2008 11:21 |  #1

I have been seeing this beast buzzing around the airport lately. Fast sucker! Anybody know what it is?

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Apr 10, 2008 11:26 |  #2

According to its tail #:

Aircraft (FAA)
Manufacturer: Sikorsky
Model: X-49A
Year built: 2007
Serial Number (C/N): 163283
Mode S Code: 51126065
Aircraft Type: Rotorcraft
Amateur-Built: Yes
Number of Seats: 5
Number of Engines: 2
Engine Type: Turbo-shaft
Engine Manufacturer and Model: Ge T700-GE-401C

Owner (FAA)
Registration Type: Government
Owner: United States Navy
Address: 22445 Peary Rd Bldg 504
Patuxent River, MD 20670
United States
Region: Eastern

Status (FAA)
Certification Class: Experimental
Certification Issued: 2003-04-18
Air Worthiness Test: 2007-06-14
Last Action Taken: 2007-03-08
Current Status: Valid


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Apr 10, 2008 11:35 |  #3

Thanks Aridan.

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Amateur-Built: Yes

Can I get a self-build kit?



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Apr 10, 2008 11:43 |  #4

RTMiller wrote in post #5300568 (external link)
Thanks Aridan.


Can I get a self-build kit?

Sure!

Just email MacGyver... He'lll shoot you a PM with instructions... ;)


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Apr 10, 2008 11:49 |  #5

Sikorsky makes some really neat helos. my hubby almost got a job with them, bu the bennies worent worth it.

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Apr 10, 2008 11:50 |  #6

If you look at it, it's either the new Airwolf, or a really modified H-60


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Apr 10, 2008 11:51 |  #7

ohh cool.. it also has the little pointy thing up front for aerial jousting. :)




  
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Apr 10, 2008 11:57 |  #8

shannyD wrote in post #5300665 (external link)
ohh cool.. it also has the little pointy thing up front for aerial jousting. :)

:lol: Now that is worth a laugh. Nice Shannon;)


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Apr 10, 2008 12:23 |  #9

we always used to say that about the 53's when they were flying around. they have the in air feuling rod right up front. and one day i was sitting there with my hubby, and i was like.. what is that stick out there for.. are they going to joust with other helicopters.

granted being the stoec marine tat he is.. he stops.. looks at me with mouth agape because i had no idea what that stick thing as hanging out of the front was. then all together, him and his friends all laughed at me for a good hour or so.

my husband will see them on tv, and just start laughing at me now.

so im glad i was good for another laugh for a Marine. lol.

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Apr 10, 2008 14:35 |  #10

looks like they built it off the SH60, who knows what model of 60: F, H, B, R, S? hard to tell.




  
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Apr 10, 2008 15:41 |  #11

Looks like a rare capture... wiki says as of October 2007, it only had 19hours of flight time.

SAS_TDS wrote in post #5301653 (external link)
looks like they built it off the SH60, who knows what model of 60: F, H, B, R, S? hard to tell.

All knowing wiki says "F"

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Apr 10, 2008 15:49 |  #12

OHHHHH NOOOOOO its the infamous black helicopters that the government is using to spy on all of us.


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Apr 10, 2008 19:39 |  #13

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Apr 10, 2008 20:01 |  #14

I know a few UH-60's (Blackhawks) and other models were given that modification as a test.


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Apr 11, 2008 15:32 |  #15

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