Developed in 1948, the K-190 is a 3-place continuation of the K-125 prototype.  Equipped with a rudder on the tail fin.  Behind the pilot is a bench that is supposed to accomodate an additional two passengers [Ref 316].  The synchrocopter was commonly used for crop dusting.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kaman Aircraft Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Kaman Aircraft Corporation

Parent type: Kaman K-225

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Synchropter (x2)

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Single seater

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height:  
Overall Length:  
Overall Width:  
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: 65 mph (104.607 km/h)

Weights
Max Gross Weight (ground): 1,134 kg 2,500 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 1,134 kg 2,500 lb
Empty Weight: 771 kg 1,700 lb
Useful Load: 363 kg 800 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.680
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Limitations
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 3,353 m 11,001 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 378 km 204 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: Lycoming O-435-A reciprocating
Manufacturer: Lycoming Engines
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 142 kW 190 hp
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: 11.58 m 38.00 ft
RPM:  
Direction of Rotation: Counter-rotating
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Solid Wood
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 2
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 105.36 m² 1134.2 ft²
Disc Loading: 5.38 kg/m² 1.102 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:  
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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