Professor Xu Xianong was the founder of the NPU’s helicopter engineering discipline and chief designer of the

helicopter beginning in 1958; the design was influenced by the American Sikorsky R-6.  The Y-2A project was canceled because of performance issues in 1960.

 

The model was powered by a Soviet airplane engine which was insufficient to effectively lift the aircraft.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Northwestern Polytechnical University

Primary manufacturer: Northwestern Polytechnical University

Parent type: NPU Yan-An 2

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: 1

Crew seating: Single seater

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Shvetsov M-11FR reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Shvetsov

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 730 kg (1609 lb)

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