Hiller: YROE-1 Rotorcycle

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Factory original model designation
1033
Market original model designation
YROE-1
(...)
XROE-1
Market model designation (english translation or spelling)
YROE-1
(...)
XROE-1
Original model name
Rotorcycle
Model name (english translation or spelling)
Rotorcycle
Project start date
1954
First flight date and time
1956-11
Country of manufacture
United Kingdom
(...)
USA
People involved
Robert WagnerChief design engineer
Richard PeckTest pilot
Config info
Rotorcraft typeHelicopter
Config
Single rotor
Way of counteracting main rotor torque
Tail rotor
Weights
Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW)
255
kg
(...)
225
kg
252
kg
248
kg
Manufacturers empty weight (MEW)
132
kg
(...)
140
kg
115
kg
136
kg
Cabin and cockpit
Maximum number of people onboard
1
External dimensions
Length
3.81
m
(...)
2.11
m
Width
2.54
m
Height
2.10
m
(...)
2.32
m
Landing gear type
No translation available for: ldg_type_pad
Landing gear support points
3
Control system
Yaw control
Tail rotor
Main rotor
Main rotor equipped with servo-rotor
Yes
Main rotor diameter
5.49
m
(...)
5.64
m
Main rotor direction of rotation
Counterclockwise
Main rotor angular speed
541
rpm
Number of blades
2
Main rotor blade chord
0.14
m
Main rotor blade airfoil
NACA 0015
Tail rotor
Tail rotor diameter
0.91
m
Tail rotor angular speed
3250
rpm
Number of blades
2
Powerplant
Engine model
Nelson YO-65-2
(...)
Nelson H-63B
Nelson H-63
Nelson H-59
Engine model (english translation or spelling)
Nelson YO-65-2
(...)
Nelson H-63B
Nelson H-63
Nelson H-59
Engine type
Piston
Engine dry weight
19.05
kg
Number of engines
1
Total maximum power
43
HP
(...)
45
HP
40
HP
Fuel system
Fuel tank capacity
9
l
Performance
Maximum horizontal flight speed (Vh)
113
km/h
Max cruise speed
97
km/h
Cruise speed (Vc)
79
km/h
(...)
84
km/h
Best rate of climb
4.2
m/s
(...)
5.9
m/s
Maximum service ceiling
4011
m
(...)
4023
m
Hover ceiling IGE
1829
m
Hover ceiling OGE
1494
m
Maximum range
64
km
(...)
48
km
Maximum flight endurance
0.75
h
0.115