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Anyone watched the monthly update last night? Any major news/developments?
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Yes, it was action-packed as all three presenters remarked repeatedly.
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Waffle from 13 days ago
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What’s the latest first-flight date?
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end 24 begin 25 for the 3 prototypes...
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I havent read the entire thread, just watched the video. It looks very cool, but building helicopters is about compromise. That demo shows lots of features, then sorta skims over how they will tackle the nitty gritty things like inspection panels and footwells/steps. Those are the kind of things that make helicopters look a lot different than their original design.
The standard features are also very impressive, but costly. I would expect the unit price to balloon by the time it actually looks like hitting the market.
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Remember Hill's live update today at 18:00 local. Check it out ask your questions and voice your concerns!! Or forever hold your peace and don't come here tomorrow with all the ''it will never fly'' because of this and that. :wink:

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kubus_scheme

They raised R140M in the 80's, almost as much as Hill now in relative currency.
FOMO and greed a helicopter doth not make.
Have not checked but presume it is as far from flying now as it was with the first CGI video.
Anyone open to a 3-way bet? First test-flight to first-ship to first smoking crater in the ground?
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