Full scale demonstrator for Irven H. Culver's 'rigid rotor' concept.  First Lockheed helicopter to fly.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

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 Height: 2.82 m (9.3 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 VO-360-A1A reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Lycoming Engines

Take-off / rated power: 104 kW (140 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 907 kg (2000 lb)

Max Range: 121 km (65 nm)

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