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Helicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496. Specifications. A photo.
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Helicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496. Specifications. A photo.

 

American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 - American ultra-light helicopter designed in 1998, the aircraft manufacturer «American Sportscopter».

 

American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 photo

 

Development of American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 aircraft model ship started American aviation specialists in 1995 year. In the design of the aircraft of this model, the American aircraft manufacturers set out to create a small helicopter suitable for private use, but, nevertheless, to a large extent restricted its functionality.

Helicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 has a very light and simple design, with the compact size of the aircraft even though the aircraft provides enhanced maneuverability, but deprived of the opportunity to take on board more than two people, or else make the transportation of goods.

His first flight of American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 aircraft model has made in 1998, after which, the aircraft will go into series production. Release of helicopters of this model was carried out by US aircraft manufacturers solely as self-assembly kits for the future owner, however, thanks to the optimization and unification of units and parts of the helicopter, the assembly demanded only about 60 hours, thus, often you can get away with using standard tools.

 

A photoAmerican Sportscopter Ultrasport 496

 

Production of helicopters as a kit for self-assembly provided aircraft among other things, very low cost, made according to the year 1998, 49 just a thousand dollars. However, the serial production of helicopters American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 was very limited, and for the entire production cycle was built just 7 aircrafts of this model.

On board the aircraft can accommodate up to two people - a pilot and one passenger. At the same time, cargo transport helicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 is not possible even in the absence of the passenger on board, due to the feature of the cabin configuration and design solution.

Due to the presence of paired controls, the helicopter can be used for training future pilots, however, the commercial distribution of the project have not been able to get.

Powerplant American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 helicopter consists of a three-cylinder aircraft engine brand Hirth F-30, able to develop power only 95 hp, which, nevertheless it is enough to disperse the aircraft up to a maximum speed of 160 km \ h., and overcoming distances in 240 kilometers.

 

HelicopterAmerican Sportscopter Ultrasport 496

 

From 7 produced helicopters American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496, registered in the United States is just one of the aircraft.

 

Specifications American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 6,1 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,1 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 7 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 225 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 492 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 105 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 160 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 240 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3660 m .;
  • Powerplant: Hirth F-30;
  • Power: 95 hp

 

Helicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496. Gallery.

Helicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 side viewHelicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 on aviastoyankeHelicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 engine closeup

Helicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 exhibitionHelicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 in flight view from belowHelicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 transportation

Helicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 on takeoffHelicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 cockpitHelicopter American Sportscopter Ultrasport 496 for repairs

 

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