Bell Helicopter’s FCX-001 Concept Is What Helicopters of the Future Could Look Like
Have you heard that Bell Helicopter’s FCX-001 Concept is going to change the way helicopters are designed?
It has been a while since we came across such jet powered aircraft concept that it is designed to change our view of the world.
With groundbreaking technology that can change the aviation industry, this helicopter promises to amaze you all.
Bell Helicopter has released, at Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas, Texas, for the first time in their entire activity a concept of a helicopter that serves as ground zero for future aircraft design.
Named the FCX-001, the concept helicopter is powered by a hybrid powertrain, and it comes with a number of revolutionary things that will change the history of aircrafts for good.
The concept, which is nearly-autonomous, includes a fan-driven anti-torque system, hybridized propulsion, morphing main rotor blade trips and even an extensive use of glass in the fuselage.
And that’s on the inside. Have you seen the outside yet? It looks like it came from a Sci-Fi movie, with the helicopter’s cockpit designed to look futuristic.
The center of the cockpit features a single seat, which makes use of augmented reality to control the helicopter.
“Six months ago we created a dedicated team to focus on emerging technologies and how we could incorporate them into our products.” Bell Helicopter’s President and CEO Mitch Snyder aid as Heli-Expo.
“Among that team’s first tasks was to display visually the technologies and innovations that present a roadmap that we envision bringing to market.”
The team that designed the exterior, it seemed that it took their inspiration for the design elements from the latest supercars like the Lamborghini Aventador and Tesla.
Apart from the aerodynamic features, the helicopter has supercar-like gullwing doors and racing seats.
“It turns out engineers need a push towards the sci-fi; and it turns out the creative folks, if you’re going to embark on a mission like building aircraft that are actually field-able, safe, and good for the operational standpoint of all our customers, they need a little bit of a pull.”
Because of the absence of a physical dashboard, the pilot will use augmented reality with artificial intelligence to control the aircraft.
We are exciting to see this thing flying in the sky as soon as possible! Aren’t you?