Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Cessna Aircraft Company Inc.

Primary manufacturer: Cessna Aircraft Company Inc.

Parent type: Cessna CH-1 Skyhook

Aircraft status: No longer flying


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 2.55 m 8.4 ft
Overall Length:  
Overall Width: 10.67 m 35.0 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length:  
Airframe Width: 2.55 m 8.4 ft
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track: 2.55 m 8.4 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 1,361 kg 3,000 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 1,361 kg 3,000 lb
Empty Weight: 896 kg 1,975 lb
Useful Load: 465 kg 1,025 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.658
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 5 m/s 1,000 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE: 1,829 m 6,000 ft
Max Level Flight Speed: 196 km/h 106 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling:  
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 467 km 252 nm
Max Endurance: 4 hrs 4 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 1
Designation: Continental FSO-470-A reciprocating
Manufacturer: Continental Motors
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 194 kW 260 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 10.67 m 35.00 ft
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type: Individual blade flapping hinges hinged at center of rotation
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: All metal blades with D section spar, stainless steel sheet skin
Blade Chord: 0.330 m 1.08 ft
Blade Tip Geometry: Conventional
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 2
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 89.38 m² 962.1 ft²
Disc Loading: 15.22 kg/m² 3.118 lb/ft²
Solidity: 0.0394
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade: 1.76 m² 19.0 ft²
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 2.13 m 7.00 ft
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 2
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 3.58 m² 38.5 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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