The AC310 is a 1 ton piston helicopter, developed by Avicopter and certificated by CAAC in 2012.  Closely resembles the Schweizer 300C.  The AC310 has a fully articulated 3-blade rotor and a 2-3 seat cockpit.

The maximum payload is 431.5 kg.  The helicopter can be equipped with a standard fuel tank of 114 L and/or an Auxiliary tank of 72 L.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: AVICOPTER PLC

Primary manufacturer: AVICOPTER PLC

Parent type: No type defined

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: 1-2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 2.66 m 8.7 ft
Overall Length: 9.40 m 30.8 ft
Overall Width: 8.18 m 26.8 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length:  
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base: 2.51 m 8.2 ft
Landing Gear Track: 1.99 m 6.5 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Cruise Speed: 159 km/h

Max Gross Weight (ground): 930 kg 2,050 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 930 kg 2,050 lb
Empty Weight: 499 kg 1,099 lb
Useful Load: 432 kg 951 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.536
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 3,292 m 10,801 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 2,620 m 8,596 ft
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed: 176 km/h 95 kts
Service Ceiling:  
Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
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: Lycoming HIO-360-D1A reciprocating
Manufacturer: Lycoming Engines
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated:  
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: 8.18 m 26.83 ft
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 3
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 52.53 m² 565.4 ft²
Disc Loading: 17.71 kg/m² 3.626 lb/ft²
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 1.30 m 4.25 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: 1.32 m² 14.2 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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