Galaxie: XRG-65 Glaticopter

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Market original model designation
XRG-65
(...)
XRG-165A
Market model designation (english translation or spelling)
XRG-65
(...)
XRG-165A
Original model name
Glaticopter
Model name (english translation or spelling)
Glaticopter
Also known as
XRG-65A
(...)
G-100A
G-100
Also known as (english translation or spelling)
XRG-65A
(...)
G-100A
G-100
First flight date and time
1959-06
Country of manufacture
USA
People involved
Edward GlatfelterConstructor
Config info
Rotorcraft typeHelicopter
Config
Single rotor
Way of counteracting main rotor torque
Tail rotor
Weights
Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW)
399
kg
(...)
363
kg
Manufacturers empty weight (MEW)
306
kg
(...)
272
kg
Cabin and cockpit
Maximum number of people onboard
1
Cabin type
Enclosed
(...)
Open frame
External dimensions
Fuselage length
5.79
m
Width
1.83
m
Height
1.98
m
Landing gear type
Skids
Main rotor
Main rotor type
Semi-rigit
Main rotor equipped with stabilizing bar
No
Main rotor equipped with servo-rotor
Yes
Main rotor diameter
7.82
m
(...)
7.62
m
Main rotor direction of rotation
Counterclockwise
Main rotor angular speed
375
rpm
(...)
300
rpm
Number of blades
2
Main rotor blade tip chord
0.12
m
Main rotor blade root chord
0.27
m
Main rotor blade airfoil
NACA 632015
Main rotor blade mass
13.15
kg
Tail rotor
Tail rotor diameter
1.22
m
(...)
1.30
m
Tail rotor angular speed
2300
rpm
(...)
2000
rpm
Number of blades
2
Powerplant
Engine model
Continental A65
Engine model (english translation or spelling)
Continental A65
Total maximum power
75
HP
(...)
65
HP
Performance
Maximum horizontal flight speed (Vh)
121
km/h
Cruise speed (Vc)
105
km/h
Maximum service ceiling
1524
m
Maximum range
64
km
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