This aircraft can be purchased fully assembled or in a kit.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Safari Helicopter

Primary manufacturer: Safari Helicopter

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Operational


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

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 2.49 m 8.2 ft
Overall Length: 10.19 m 33.4 ft
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:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Cruise Speed: 85 MPH

Max Gross Weight (ground): 748 kg 1,650 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 748 kg 1,650 lb
Empty Weight: 454 kg 1,000 lb
Useful Load: 295 kg 650 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.606
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 5 m/s 1,000 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE: 2,134 m 7,000 ft
Hover Ceiling OGE: 1,524 m 5,000 ft
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed: 161 km/h 87 kts
Service Ceiling: 3,048 m 10,000 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 1
Designation: Lycoming O-360-C2C (Safari 400) reciprocating
Manufacturer: Lycoming Engines
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 134 kW 180 hp
Take-off / rated:  
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: 8.03 m 26.33 ft
RPM: 500.0 rpm 500.0 rpm
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type: Free to teeter, Rigid in plane
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord: 0.203 m 0.67 ft
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 2
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 50.60 m² 544.6 ft²
Disc Loading: 14.79 kg/m² 3.030 lb/ft²
Solidity: 0.0322
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade: 0.82 m² 8.8 ft²
Tip Speed: 210.13 m/s 689.4 fps

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 1.22 m 4.00 ft
Configuration: Pusher
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
RPM: 2750 rpm 2750 rpm
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 2
Blade Construction: Titanium
Blade Chord: 0.089 m 0.29 ft
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 1.17 m² 12.6 ft²
Solidity: 0.0928
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed: 175.55 m/s 576.0 fps
Blade Area (per blade): 0.054 m² 0.58 ft²

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