|QUOTE (K^2 @ May 3 2007, 12:28)|
Where do you keep getting that? A helicopter can fly slow, but it can also fly fast. A top speed for a typical turbine powered helicopter is about the same as for a typical single engine propeller airplane. And yes, minimal speed for a helicopter is hover, but minimal speed for an airplane is also reasonable. Most can fly as slow as vehicles on a highway. If you put in something like an ultralight, cut both the maximum and minimum speeds in half, and you get something that is only faster than a car to get around because it can take shortcuts.
Helicopters are generally slower than there single engine counterparts. Of course if you compare a turbine powered helicopter to a piston trainer airplane than they would be about the same, but that is not really an adequate comparison.