The CJC-1A Hummingbird Model A was the first Chinese helicopter.

 

"The Hummingbird Model A was a single seat coaxial helicopter powered by a 125 shp Kinner B-5 piston radial engine and it took MG C.J. Chu a full year to complete the design. During a ground test, the rear right wheel’s tie down cable screw was pulled off the ground due to the softness of the ground fasteners. The aircraft tipped over and both of its 25-foot rotor blades struck the ground, immediately damaged the aircraft."

 

 

Source:  Virasak, Jacques.  "The First Chinese Tandem Helicopter Designed by Major General Chia-Jen Chu of RoCAF".  Published by AHS International History Committee.  Page 2.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: RoCAF 3rd Aircraft Factory

Primary manufacturer: RoCAF 3rd Aircraft Factory

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Coaxial (x2)

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

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

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