Cierva: W-14 Skeeter Mk.1

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Market original model designation
W-14 Skeeter Mk.1
Market model designation (english translation or spelling)
W-14 Skeeter Mk.1
Also known as
W.14 Sceptre
Also known as (english translation or spelling)
W.14 Sceptre
First flight date and time
1948-10-08
(...)
1948-10-10
Country of manufacture
United Kingdom
People involved
C. PullinChief design engineer
Alan MarshTest pilot
Config info
Rotorcraft typeHelicopter
Config
Single rotor
Way of counteracting main rotor torque
Tail rotor
Weights
Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW)
549
kg
Manufacturers empty weight (MEW)
367
kg
Cabin and cockpit
Maximum number of people onboard
2
Cockpit seating arrangement
Side-by-side
Cabin type
Enclosed
External dimensions
Length
8.13
m
Height
2.44
m
(...)
2.39
m
Landing gear type
Wheeled
Wheeled landing gear type
Main wheels in the back
Landing gear support points
3
Main rotor
Main rotor type
Fully articulated
Main rotor diameter
8.84
m
Main rotor direction of rotation
Clockwise
Number of blades
3
Tail rotor
Tail rotor direction of rotation
Counterclockwise
Number of blades
3
Powerplant
Engine model
Jameson FF-1
Engine model (english translation or spelling)
Jameson FF-1
Engine type
Piston
Total maximum power
106
HP
Angular speed at max power
3050
rpm
Fuel system
Fuel tank capacity
45
l
Performance
Cruise speed (Vc)
121
km/h
Best rate of climb
4.6
m/s
Maximum service ceiling
3048
m
Maximum range
209
km
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