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Helicopter Midwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Midwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Midwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine. Specifications. A photo.


Midwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine - American light helicopter designed by the company «Midwest Engineering & Design» at the end of 80-ies of the last century.


A photoMidwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine


Development of light private helicopter Midwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine became conducted by American engineers in the middle of 80-ies of the last century. In order to minimize the costs for the design and creation demanded by helicopter. Experts came to the conclusion to use a ready-made base, taking as a base model and Hughes 300 Robinson R22And in fact, combining a general view of the aircraft, we received perfectly acceptable means of air.

The first test trials helicopter Midwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine was manufactured in 1989 year, and due to the fact that all of them have been successfully completed, the project is a light aircraft was sent into production. Nevertheless, it is important to note the fact that the helicopter issue was carried out to a greater extent only as kits for self-assembly or as guides, allowing virtually anyone who wants to build their own aircraft of this model. Nevertheless, at the initial stage of production, aircraft manufacturers 15 aircraft of this model has been constructed, while according to 1998 years, aircraft manufacturers of «Midwest Engineering & Design» implemented over 400 kit for self-assembly, which indicates the fact that helicopters Midwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine are very popular.


CabinMidwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine


Operational aircraft capabilities Midwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine model is very limited, in particular due to the peculiarities of its design and accessories for aircraft rotorcraft lightweight class, on board the aircraft Midwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine can accommodate only two people at a time as for the transport of any goods the current model can not be applied.

Helicopter Midwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine aircraft engine equipped with a turbocharged brand Sunstrand, able to develop power in 190 hp, which in turn allows the helicopter to accelerate to maximum speed in 210 km \ h., And to carry out flights over distances of up to 385 kilometers that private aircraft is quite acceptable. However, since the helicopters Midwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine produced as a kit for self-assembly are allowed and other turbine engines specified power.

Due to a number of improvements produced, model helicopters Midwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine can also be used as an agricultural aircraft, which also led to a considerable popularization of aircraft data.


Specifications Midwest Zodiac Talon-Turbine.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 9,45 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,34 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 7,62 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 272 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 645 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 155 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 210 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 385 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4570 m .;
  • Powerplant: Sunstrand (depending on version);
  • Power: 190 hp


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