CTA: BF-1 Beija-Flôr
CTA: BF-1 Beija-Flor

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Market original model designation
BF-1
Market model designation (english translation or spelling)
BF-1
Original model name
Beija-Flôr
Model name (english translation or spelling)
Beija-Flor
Also known as
I.P.D BF-1 Beija-Flôr
Also known as (english translation or spelling)
I.P.D BF-1 Beija-Flor
Project start date
1954
(...)
1955
Date of prototype completion
1958
First flight date and time
1959-01-01
(...)
1958-12-19
1957
1959-01-22
1960-02
Project end date
1965
Country of manufacture
Brasil
People involved
Henrich FockeChief design engineer
Hans SwobadaChief design engineer
Aldo Vieira da RosaTest pilot
Config info
Rotorcraft typeHelicopter
Config
Single rotor
Way of counteracting main rotor torque
Tail rotor
Weights
Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW)
950
kg
(...)
1048
kg
870
kg
Manufacturers empty weight (MEW)
670
kg
Cabin and cockpit
Maximum number of people onboard
2
Cockpit seating arrangement
Side-by-side
External dimensions
Length
8.43
m
(...)
8.79
m
Height
3.15
m
Control system
Lateral control
Main rotor
Yaw control
Tail rotor
Main rotor
Cyclic control
Swash-plate (direct)
Main rotor diameter
8.99
m
Number of blades
3
Tail rotor
Number of blades
3
Powerplant
Engine model
Contitental E-225-8
Engine model (english translation or spelling)
Contitental E-225-8
Engine type
Piston
Number of engines
1
Total maximum power
225
HP
Performance
Maximum horizontal flight speed (Vh)
150
km/h
(...)
150
km/h
Cruise speed (Vc)
140
km/h
Best range speed (Vbr)
130
km/h
Best rate of climb
6.2
m/s
Maximum service ceiling
3750
m
Hover ceiling IGE
2700
m
Hover ceiling OGE
1400
m
Maximum range
270
km
Maximum flight endurance
3
h
(...)
1
h
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