Initial certification in Apr 1965.  The fuselage is composed of fiberglass and aluminum sheeting; the tail boom is enclosed in aluminum sheeting in a semi-monocoque structure [Ref 334].  The F-28A was FAA certified to be fitted with floatation gear in June 1969.  Under the New Jersey State Police, the helicopter was equipped with loudspeakers, a siren, and a 1600 watt Nite Sun Searchlight [Vertiflite, June 1969, page 28].  As another role, the helicopter may also be fitted for spraying operations.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Enstrom Helicopter Corp.

Primary manufacturer: Enstrom Helicopter Corp.

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 2.74 m (9.0 ft)

Overall Width: 9.75 m (32.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Lycoming HIO-360-C1A reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Lycoming Engines

Take-off / rated power: 153 kW (205 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 975 kg (2150 lb)

Max Range: 504 km (272 nm)

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