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Aerokopter AK1-3 helicopter

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Picture AK1-3
General
Manufacturer Aerokopter
Type AK1-3
Introduced 7/1/2003
In production? Yes
Units produced 0
Price US $ 200,000.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 26.56 ft
Length 0 ft
Height 7.45 ft
Width 5.65 ft
   
   
Description In 1999, Polituchy, Zapishny and Polituchy founded Aerokopter, which was based in the Ukraine, Europe. The early days of the company must be seen in the light of historical events in the 1990s that led to the independence of several countries that belonged to the former Soviet Union. One of these countries was the Ukraine. In order to help its young aeronautical industry, the Ukraine State Border Committee began to source a light helicopter for border control purposes. This was the initial business driver for Aerokopter.

The Ak-5 “Sanka”, which was the nick-name of the chief designer who died in a motor hang-glider accident, was the first helicopter model produced, and first flew on 12 October, 2001. This model proved to be vital for Aerokopter when it came to gaining the necessary know-how about helicopter design and construction.

The current model (2013) is the AK-3, which made its maiden flight in July 2003. The model is certified for the Ukraine only and must therefore be categorized as an experimental aircraft in all other countries. Remarkable are the use of a starflex type rotorhub and a Subaru automotive engine. The fuselage is mainly built from composite materials and aluminium, and the machine can be delivered in kit form or ready-to-fly.
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Design features
  • Composite rotor blades
  • Fuel injection
  • Skid type landing gear
  • Aluminum tailboom
  • Laminated torsion bar system replacing flap, lead-lag and feathering hinges
  • Belt driven main transmission
  • Shaft driven tail rotor
Description
In 1999, Polituchy, Zapishny and Polituchy founded Aerokopter, which was based in the Ukraine, Europe. The early days of the company must be seen in the light of historical events in the 1990s that led to the independence of several countries that belonged to the former Soviet Union. One of these countries was the Ukraine. In order to help its young aeronautical industry, the Ukraine State Border Committee began to source a light helicopter for border control purposes. This was the initial business driver for Aerokopter.

The Ak-5 “Sanka”, which was the nick-name of the chief designer who died in a motor hang-glider accident, was the first helicopter model produced, and first flew on 12 October, 2001. This model proved to be vital for Aerokopter when it came to gaining the necessary know-how about helicopter design and construction.

The current model (2013) is the AK-3, which made its maiden flight in July 2003. The model is certified for the Ukraine only and must therefore be categorized as an experimental aircraft in all other countries. Remarkable are the use of a starflex type rotorhub and a Subaru automotive engine. The fuselage is mainly built from composite materials and aluminium, and the machine can be delivered in kit form or ready-to-fly.
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Design features:
  • Composite rotor blades
  • Fuel injection
  • Skid type landing gear
  • Aluminum tailboom
  • Laminated torsion bar system replacing flap, lead-lag and feathering hinges
  • Belt driven main transmission
  • Shaft driven tail rotor
Performance
Persons 2
Max. Range 200 mi
Cruise Speed 99 mph
Max. Speed 112 mph
Max. rate of Climb 1440 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 4265 ft
Service Ceiling 9842 ft
Gross Weight 1433 lb
Empty Weigt 834 lb
Useful Load 595 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 17 gallons
Number of Engines 1
Engine Type Piston
Engine Code Subaru, EJ-25, Liquid cooled
Horse Power 165
Rotorhead Laminated Blade Retention System
Number of rotorblades 3
Rotor Diameter 22.44 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 2
Tailrotor Diameter 4.23 ft
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