Hill: HX50

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Market original model designation
HX50
Market model designation (english translation or spelling)
HX50
Project start date
2007
Project unveiling date
2020-08-24
Country of manufacture
United Kingdom
People involved
Henry MorsheadChief design engineer
Jason HillProject leader
Config info
Rotorcraft typeHelicopter
Config
Single rotor
Way of counteracting main rotor torque
Tail rotor
Weights
Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW)
1647
kg
Useful load
798
kg
Manufacturers empty weight (MEW)
848
kg
Cabin and cockpit
Maximum number of people onboard
5
Cabin width
1.65
m
External dimensions
Length
9.75
m
Width
1.52
m
Main rotor
Main rotor direction of rotation
Counterclockwise
Main rotor angular speed
410
rpm
Laminates number in TTB strap
20
Number of blades
3
Tail rotor
Tail rotor type
Fenestron
Tail rotor direction of rotation
Clockwise
Number of blades
9
Powerplant
Engine model
GT50
Engine model (english translation or spelling)
GT50
Engine type
Turboshaft
Total maximum continuous power
400
HP
Total maximum power
440
HP
(...)
500
HP
Fuel system
Fuel tank capacity [mass]
318
kg
Average fuel consumption [volumetric]
132.5
l/h
Performance
Cruise speed (Vc)
259
km/h
Maximum range
1296
km
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