Developed in 1947, able to accomodate up to 5 passengers.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Bendix Helicopters Inc.

Primary manufacturer: Bendix Helicopters Inc.

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: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 4.34 m 14.3 ft
Overall Length: 14.63 m 48.0 ft
Overall Width: 14.63 m 48.0 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:  
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Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Cruise Speed: 85 mph (137 km/h)

Weights
Max Gross Weight (ground): 2,450 kg 5,401 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 2,450 kg 5,401 lb
Empty Weight: 1,633 kg 3,600 lb
Useful Load: 817 kg 1,801 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.667
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 7 m/s 1,460 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Limitations
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 6,736 m 22,100 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 435 km 235 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: P&W R-985 reciprocating
Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 336 kW 450 hp
Intermediate:  
Maximum:  
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
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Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 14.63 m 48.00 ft
RPM:  
Direction of Rotation: Counter-rotating
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 2
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 168.11 m² 1809.6 ft²
Disc Loading: 7.29 kg/m² 1.492 lb/ft²
Solidity:  
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
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Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter:  
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
RPM:  
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades:  
Blade Construction: N/A
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Solidity:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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