Based on the Harbin Z-5's airframe and rotor system, Z-6 development began in 1966 under the Harbin Aircraft Factory.  The design work was later transferred to CHRDI in 1968.  Its landing gear remained quadricyclic. 

While the helicopter received approval in 1977, it never reached mass production.  A total of eleven prototypes were built.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: AVICOPTER PLC

Primary manufacturer: Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 5.59 m 18.3 ft
Overall Length: 20.96 m 68.8 ft
Overall Width: 21.00 m 68.9 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length:  
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
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Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
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Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Forward Speed: 192 km/h

Weights
Max Gross Weight (ground): 7,600 kg 16,755 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 7,600 kg 16,755 lb
Empty Weight:  
Useful Load:  
Empty Weight Fraction:  
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
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Limitations
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling:  
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 651 km 352 nm
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Powerplant
Number of engines: 1
Designation: HEF WZ5 turbine
Manufacturer: Harbin Engine Factory
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
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Intermediate:  
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OEI Ratings
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Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 21.00 m 68.90 ft
RPM:  
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 346.36 m² 3728.3 ft²
Disc Loading: 21.94 kg/m² 4.494 lb/ft²
Solidity:  
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
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Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter:  
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
RPM:  
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 3
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Solidity:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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