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Avimech DF1 Dragonfly helicopter

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General
Manufacturer Avimech
Type DF1 Dragonfly
Introduced 1/1/2010
In production? Yes
Units produced 0
Price US $ 120,000.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 18 ft
Length 0 ft
Height 0 ft
Width 0 ft
   
   
Description

The Avimech DF1 Dragonfly is an experimental, amateur-built helicopter created by Avimech International, designed by Ricardo Cavalcanti.

Avimech’s main set of values revolve around environmentally-friendly aircraft that are cost-effective and safe.

The DF1 Dragonfly was built as an experimental helicopter that represents these values in its design.

As with some other ultralight, low-cost helicopters in the past, the DF1 uses jets at the tips of the rotors to generate lift. These rockets are fueled with hydrogen peroxide, which Avimech contends is eco-friendlier than gasoline, which would usually power a craft of this class.

The fuel is fed from tanks next to the pilot up through the actual blades themselves. This design eliminated counter-torque, since the two opposing rockets balance out against each other. Therefore, the tail rotor only has to serve a flight control function. The entire design results in an almost completely vibration-free helicopter, which makes it very pilot-friendly.

The base model weight in at an incredibly frugal 234 pounds, the top speed of the craft is 115 miles per hour, with an astounding climb rate of 2000 feet per minute. With the standard tank the total flight time is about 60 minutes. This can be doubled by using an additional tank.

Many optional extras can be fitted to the Dragonfly. These include high-horsepower engines, a windshield, a canopy, rescue hammock, cargo compartment, autopilot, winch, navigation systems and landing lights.

As you can tell, the base model is really bare-boned, but the Dragonfly promises to be a versatile ultra-light utility helicopter, especially since it can also be equipped with floats and agricultural sprayers.

While not yet in production, Avimech plans to produce a two-seater version for the open market.

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Design features
  • Hydrogen peroxide based Tip Jet Technology
  • Very Low Noise
  • Digital cockpit
  • Low maintenance: no engine, no hydraulics, no pedals
Description

The Avimech DF1 Dragonfly is an experimental, amateur-built helicopter created by Avimech International, designed by Ricardo Cavalcanti.

Avimech’s main set of values revolve around environmentally-friendly aircraft that are cost-effective and safe.

The DF1 Dragonfly was built as an experimental helicopter that represents these values in its design.

As with some other ultralight, low-cost helicopters in the past, the DF1 uses jets at the tips of the rotors to generate lift. These rockets are fueled with hydrogen peroxide, which Avimech contends is eco-friendlier than gasoline, which would usually power a craft of this class.

The fuel is fed from tanks next to the pilot up through the actual blades themselves. This design eliminated counter-torque, since the two opposing rockets balance out against each other. Therefore, the tail rotor only has to serve a flight control function. The entire design results in an almost completely vibration-free helicopter, which makes it very pilot-friendly.

The base model weight in at an incredibly frugal 234 pounds, the top speed of the craft is 115 miles per hour, with an astounding climb rate of 2000 feet per minute. With the standard tank the total flight time is about 60 minutes. This can be doubled by using an additional tank.

Many optional extras can be fitted to the Dragonfly. These include high-horsepower engines, a windshield, a canopy, rescue hammock, cargo compartment, autopilot, winch, navigation systems and landing lights.

As you can tell, the base model is really bare-boned, but the Dragonfly promises to be a versatile ultra-light utility helicopter, especially since it can also be equipped with floats and agricultural sprayers.

While not yet in production, Avimech plans to produce a two-seater version for the open market.

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Design features:
  • Hydrogen peroxide based Tip Jet Technology
  • Very Low Noise
  • Digital cockpit
  • Low maintenance: no engine, no hydraulics, no pedals
Performance
Persons 1
Max. Range 33 mi
Cruise Speed 40 mph
Max. Speed 115 mph
Max. rate of Climb 2300 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 0 ft
Service Ceiling 13123 ft
Gross Weight 1035 lb
Empty Weigt 235 lb
Useful Load 800 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 18 gallons
Number of Engines 2
Engine Type Rocket
Engine Code Tecaeromex H2O2
Horse Power
Rotorhead
Number of rotorblades 2
Rotor Diameter 18 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 2
Tailrotor Diameter 0 ft
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