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    • X-50A Dragonfly

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      Graham Warwick
      Two unmanned, subscale X-50As were built by Boeing to demonstrate the canard rotor/wing (CRW) concept for a high-speed rotorcraft. The CRW takes off and lands like a helicopter, but the reaction-drive rotor slows and stops in forward flight to form a wing. The X-50A first flew in 2003, but both demonstrators crashed which still in hover testing and the program was cancelled. (Photo: Boeing)

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