With a compressed air start, the helicopter Tip-pulse jets produce 95 lb (43 kg) of static thrust each.  The base of the aircraft is a recycled base of the Sikorsky R-6A fuselage and there are two seats.  First flown in 1948, according to Michael Hirschberg in The American Helicopter.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: American Helicopter Co.

Primary manufacturer: American Helicopter Co.

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Single seater

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Width: 10.97 m (36.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 816 kg (1800 lb)

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