Helicopter Helowerks HX-1. Specifications. A photo.
Helowerks HX-1 - American ultra-light helicopter, created by aircraft manufacturers of the company «Helowerks» in 2006 year.
Helowerks HX-1 photo
Ultra-light aircraft model Helowerks HX-1 was developed by US aircraft manufacturers in the early 2000-ies. In fact, the need for the design has been associated with the attempt of the American company «Helowerks» to gain a foothold in the market of ultra-light rotorcraft, which could be used as a private operation, and in the commercial sphere of civil aviation.
The first works related to the creation of the design project, the company began to take place «Helowerks» in 2001 year. Thanks to a qualified and professional approach, the helicopter Helowerks HX-1 has received very good aerodynamic shape, which ensures a high maneuverability with good manageability, and reduces the drag, thus providing fuel savings.
Helicopter Helowerks HX-1 was first introduced in 2005 year, however, its first test flight of the aircraft is made only 2006 year, and due to the fact that all the flight tests of the aircraft were successful, the helicopter went into mass production.
Release of an aircraft model Helowerks HX-1 was conducted by the American company «Helowerks» as kits designed for independent collation and assembly of the future owner, in this case, completely ready to flights the apparatus, with the appropriate build expertise and specialized tools, could be designed only for 120 hours.
On board the aircraft model ship Helowerks HX-1 can accommodate up to two people - a pilot and one passenger, however, due to limitations on the amount of free space, transportation to board the helicopter of any goods, except for a small amount of luggage and personal belongings, It was impossible. Available in twin helicopter control system allows to operate the aircraft as a means of teaching and training, however, to date, the aircraft is not used for such purposes.
The power plant helicopter Helowerks HX-1 consists of one low-power gas turbine aircraft engine brand Garrett JFS-100-13A, which is able to develop traction in 90 hp Despite the relatively weak lifting force generated by the aircraft, helicopter model Helowerks HX-1 can accelerate up to speed in 180 km \ h. (Maximum value), however, has a limited flight range, is only 205 kilometers, which is not always acceptable, and seriously reduces the interest in using the model of the aircraft.
Specifications Helowerks HX-1.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Capacity: 1 people;
- helicopter length: 5,79 m .;
- The height of the helicopter: 2,51 m .;
- The diameter of the rotor: 7,02 m .;
- Weight of empty helicopter: 318 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 544 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 160 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 180 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 205 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 3050 m .;
- Powerplant: Garrett JFS-100-13A;
- Power: 90 hp
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