I am just wondering if anyone has given any though to designing a high speed (~175kts) light helicopter. It seems all the 2 seat helicopters around have a cruise speed under 100kts which makes them impractical for any real cross country flying. For me this is one of the main issues why i'm leaning towards a fixed wing aircraft even though i find flying helicopters much more fun. The other obstacle is cost, but the extra fun would make it worth it i think, at least as long as i can afford to fly it. So i guess i would like to know if there is anyone else in the same boat as me and if there is anyone doing anything about it?