Developed in 1949.  The crew seating was changed to side-by-side, differing from its tandem predecessor, the S4A.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Seibel Helicopter Company

Primary manufacturer: Seibel Helicopter Company

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: 1-3

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height:  
Overall Length:  
Overall Width: 8.84 m 29.0 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:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Cruise Speed: 70 mph (112.654 km/h)

Weights
Max Gross Weight (ground): 748 kg 1,650 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 748 kg 1,650 lb
Empty Weight: 499 kg 1,100 lb
Useful Load: 249 kg 550 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.667
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 7 m/s 1,350 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE: 1,737 m 5,699 ft
Limitations
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 4,267 m 14,000 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 177 km 96 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: Franklin 6A4-165-B3 reciprocating
Manufacturer: Franklin Engine Company
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated: 123 kW 165 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: 8.84 m 29.00 ft
RPM:  
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
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: 61.36 m² 660.5 ft²
Disc Loading: 12.20 kg/m² 2.498 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: 2
Blade Construction:  
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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