The aircraft was built by Doman and later financed by Curiss Wright (as a development vehicle). The aircraft was designated as the CW-40 by Curtiss Wright.

 

The aircraft was an 8 place machine.

 

Tthe aircraft also served as the prototype fro the LZ-5 (YH-31).

 

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Doman Helicopters Inc.

Primary manufacturer: Doman Helicopters Inc.

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: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Width: 14.63 m (48.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Lycoming SO-590-B reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Lycoming Engines

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 2132 kg (4700 lb)

Max Range: 338 km (183 nm)

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