Fairey: Rotodyne

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Names and dates
Market original model designation
Rotodyne
Market model designation (english translation or spelling)
Rotodyne
First flight date and time
1957-11-06
Country of manufacture
United Kingdom
People involved
Wilfred GellatlyTest pilot
John MortonTest pilot
Config info
Rotorcraft typeCompound helicopter
Weights
Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW)
14969
kg
Cabin and cockpit
Maximum number of passengers onboard
40
External dimensions
Fuselage length
17.88
m
Overal height
6.76
m
Wing span
14.17
m
Control system
Lateral control
Main rotor
Longitudinal control
Main rotor
Yaw control
Side propellers differential thrust
(...)
Rudder
Main rotor
Drive type
Tip jets
Cyclic pitch control
Yes
Collective control
Yes
Main rotor diameter
27.43
m
Main rotor direction of rotation
Counterclockwise
Tip speed
790
km/h
Number of blades
4
Main rotor blade chord
0.69
m
Propeller
Propeller diameter
3.96
m
Number of blades
4
Powerplant
Engine model
Napier & Son Eland NEl.3
(...)
Napier Eland N.El.7
Engine model (english translation or spelling)
Napier & Son Eland NEl.3
Engine type
Turboshaft
Number of engines
2
Total maximum continuous power
4360
HP
Total maximum power
5610
HP
(...)
5632
HP
Performance
Maximum horizontal flight speed (Vh)
307
km/h
0.1015