2 place helicopter developed from a Sikorsky R-6.

 

Referred to as the Sikorsky LZ-1 in some documents. Doman rotor (see "American Helicopter Development" from FLIGHT, February 5th 1948 for a description of the rotor) installed onto a Sikorsky R-6A fuselage. First flight 1947.

 

An example on display at the New England Air Museum at Windsor Locks, CT.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Doman-Frazier Helicopters, Inc.

Primary manufacturer: Doman-Frazier Helicopters, Inc.

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

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Width: 12.19 m (40.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Franklin O-405-9 reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Franklin Engine Company

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 1361 kg (3000 lb)

Max Range: 644 km (348 nm)

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