The BH-160 is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Aero-Starloop in China.

Maximum payload is 65 kg (143.3 lbs).  With 100 liters of fuel capacity, the UAV is powered by a 30kw (40 hp) turbine shaft in a heavy fuel engine (HFE) propulsion system.  The aircraft is also equipped with ground collision avoidance, using a Variable Precision Rough Set (VPRS) system.  Components are modular, allowing for various configuration and upgrades.

In addition, Aero-Starloop developed a lighter version: the BH-90.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Aero-Starloop High-Tec. Co., LTD

Primary manufacturer: Aero-Starloop High-Tec. Co., LTD

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 0

Crew seating: Not applicable

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

The body is Carbon fiber composite material.

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height:  
Overall Length:  
Overall Width: 3.69 m 12.1 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 3.18 m 10.4 ft
Airframe Width: 0.92 m 3.0 ft
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Cruising Speed: 120 km/h; Flight Wind Resist: 25 m/s; Hovering Accuracy: 0.2 m; Max Speed: 185 km/h

Max Gross Weight (ground):  
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 160 kg 353 lb
Empty Weight: 55 kg 121 lb
Useful Load: 105 kg 231 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.344
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 4,800 m 15,748 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 350 km 189 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
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: 3.69 m 12.12 ft
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 2
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 10.72 m² 115.4 ft²
Disc Loading:  
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
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:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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