The Bell 47H-1 was the deluxe version of the Model 47G having an enclosed sound-proofed cabin with car-size leather seats and leather trim. The baggage of all travelling in the three-seater could be accommodated in a compartment in the monocoque tail boom. The Bell 47H-1 called the Bellairus was orginaly powered by a 200 hp Franklin 6V4-200-C32 six-cylinder piston engine, and later upgraded to a 210 HP and the 235 HP Franklin Engine. Only 33 models were built. Today, there are only 10 surviving examples, 4 are in museums and 6 have been restored and flown regularly. Model: 47H-1 Weights: Gross Weight 2350 lbs Cabin Minimum Weight 150 lbs Cabin Maximum Weight 510 lbs Maximum Occupants 3 persons Power plant: Type Franklin 6V4-200-C32 - 200 HP Type Franklin 6V4-335 - 210 HP Type Franklin 6V4-350 - 235 HP System Voltage 24 Volts Maximum Speed 87 knots Fuel: Useable Fuel 34.0 gallons Average Fuel Burn - 12.5 gph Average Range 210 miles


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Bell Aircraft Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Bell Aircraft Corporation

Parent type: Bell Model 47

Aircraft status: Operational


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

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Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 1,066 kg 2,350 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne): 1,066 kg 2,350 lb
Max Take-off Weight: 1,066 kg 2,350 lb
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Range and Endurance
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Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Number of engines: 1
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Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
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Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
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