U.F.O.: HeliThruster

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Names and dates
Market original model designation
HeliThruster
Market model designation (english translation or spelling)
HeliThruster
Project start date
1991
First flight date and time
1993
Country of manufacture
New Zealand
People involved
Geoff PriceContact person
Config info
Rotorcraft typeAutogyro
Weights
Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW)
726
kg
Manufacturers empty weight (MEW)
431
kg
Cabin and cockpit
Cabin width
1.40
m
External dimensions
Length
4.00
m
Width
2.20
m
Height
3.10
m
Main rotor
Main rotor diameter
10.06
m
(...)
8.84
m
Number of blades
2
Main rotor blade chord
0.22
m
Propeller
Propeller diameter
1.88
m
(...)
1.83
m
Number of blades
3
Powerplant
Engine model
Subaru EJ25
Engine type
Piston
Total maximum power
165
HP
Fuel system
Fuel tank capacity
95
l
Performance
Never exceed speed (Vne)
241
km/h
Maximum horizontal flight speed (Vh)
193
km/h
Cruise speed (Vc)
161
km/h
Take-off distance
45.72
m
(...)
15.24
m
Landing distance
15.24
m
Best rate of climb
7.6
m/s
Maximum service ceiling
3048
m
Maximum range
966
km
Maximum flight endurance
6
h
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