You are invited backstage at Hill for all the latest design and technical updates on production of the HX50 including visits to factories and industry suppliers, meticulously documented and accompanied by a fascinating narration by Jason Hill.
Episode 8: CNC machines installed and ready to go
An exciting new chapter in the HX50 development programme takes off as huge 5-axis and 3-axis CNC machines are installed and commissioned.
Episode 7: Materials testing up close
The progression that begins with developing the architecture for the structure of the aircraft, followed by a rigorous testing regime to determine the core material properties that any given part will deliver in practice.
Episode 6: Why build a 1/3 scale model HX50?
An important stage in the HX50 journey is revealed on a visit to the Datum factory where engineers are turning Hill’s design for the fuselage into a one third scale 3D model in preparation for testing.
Episode 5: Making gears for the HX50
Jason Hill gives us a fascinating look at how gears are being manufactured for the HX50 engine, while explaining the rationale behind choosing the method being used, and how it fits with the price point that has been achieved.
Episode 4: Composites and the challenges
Jason Hill visits a composites factory to collaborate with the experts on how to solve the trickier aspects of resin infusion composite manufacturing, needed for the one-piece fuselage that has been designed for the HX50.
Episode 3: In Conversation with Steve Brooks
Join helicopter pilot, engineer and intrepid explorer Steve Brooks in a lively discussion about his record-breaking travels along with reflections on the HX50 and its positive implications for the aviation industry.
Episode 2: In Conversation with Peter Wilson
Peter Wilson, known for his 3 major expeditions around the world by helicopter, joins Sam to talk about the aviation industry and the positive changes the HX50 is bringing to it.
Episode 1: Meet the protagonists
Filmmaker Sam meets up with Jason Hill for a site visit at a rubber moulding company where components are being custom made for the HX50.
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Mischa Gelb (aka Pilot Yellow) and Ruben Dias
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30 minutes presentation + Q&A via ZOOM
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