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Old June 12th, 2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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The largest helicopter in production by the western world is the CH53K. It employes the typical configuration of having a single main rotor with a tail rotor for counter torque.

The next biggest is the Chinook. It uses the tandem configuration. Due to this, it does not need a tail rotor for counter torque. A key advantage of this configuration is that all of its power can be used to generate lift and forward thrust.

My question, why was the larger helicopter like the CH53K not based on the tandem configuration? Would it not be a relatively simple up scaling of chinook to achieve the dimensions and lifeting capacity provided by the CH53?
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Old June 12th, 2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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hey, dude....great idea for creating this thread...
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