Powered by a 40 hp (30 kW) Triumph Motorcycle Engine with a fuel capacity of 3 gallons (11.3562 L).

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Adams Wilson Helicopters Inc.

Primary manufacturer: Adams Wilson 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: Single seater

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height:  
Overall Length:  
Overall Width: 6.55 m 21.5 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length:  
Airframe Width:  
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

Weights
Max Gross Weight (ground): 252 kg 555 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 252 kg 555 lb
Empty Weight: 161 kg 355 lb
Useful Load: 91 kg 200 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.640
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Limitations
Max Level Flight Speed: 97 km/h 52 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 2,438 m 8,000 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 193 km 104 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: Triumph Designation TBA (40 hp) reciprocating
Manufacturer: Triumph Motorcycle Engines
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated:  
Intermediate:  
Maximum:  
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: 6.55 m 21.50 ft
RPM:  
Direction of Rotation: Counterclockwise
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Wood
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Conventional
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 2
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 33.73 m² 363.1 ft²
Disc Loading: 7.46 kg/m² 1.529 lb/ft²
Solidity:  
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
Diameter: 0.94 m 3.08 ft
Configuration: Tractor
Direction of Rotation: Top blade aft
RPM:  
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 2
Blade Construction: Wood
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 0.69 m² 7.5 ft²
Solidity:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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