Auxiliary pushers/pullers on helicopters

thjakits

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Hi all,
new to this forum - seasoned in certified helicopters...

I wonder if anyone homebuilt or kit-built or is persuing a pusher/puller auxiliary design - like BJ Schramm had on his helicycle for a while [...or even something more definite like the Airbus X3]...

I think one could get a 135-150 kt cruise - copying the X3 - get the MR to zero net-lift, but keep the rpm - at lets say 75 kts and fly as a twin-prop on the stubby wings!
Coming back down - engage rotor-lift at around 75 kts again and keep the wing stalled below 65kts....

BJ's didn't have lifting wings - I think - just engine-pod carriers....

Anyone on here who did this or is looking into it??


Cheers,
thjakits
 
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