Developed in 1947.  For directional control, the cabin could be manually displaced to change the center of gravity [Ref 316].

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

Crew seating: Single seater

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Width: 7.62 m (25.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Franklin Designation TBA (65 hp) reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Franklin Engine Company

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 363 kg (800 lb)

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