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Picture 47G
General
Manufacturer Bell
Type 47G
Introduced 3/8/1948
In production? No
Units produced 5600
Price US $ 250,000.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 43.6 ft
Length 31.6 ft
Height 9.3 ft
Width 0 ft
   
   
Description The Bell47 is a famous 2/3 seater light helicopter, designed by Arthur M. Young. Characteristic is its famous teetering rotorhead with stabilization bar and 'fish bowl' cockpit. Model 47 can be seen as the father of the light helicopter. It was also the first helicopter with a type certification (8 March 1946). There have been more than 5000 units built. The first helicopter certified for commercial use, the Bell 47 is still flying.
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Design features
  • Goldfish bowl canopy
  • Openwork tail boom
  • Skid landing gear
Description
The Bell47 is a famous 2/3 seater light helicopter, designed by Arthur M. Young. Characteristic is its famous teetering rotorhead with stabilization bar and 'fish bowl' cockpit. Model 47 can be seen as the father of the light helicopter. It was also the first helicopter with a type certification (8 March 1946). There have been more than 5000 units built. The first helicopter certified for commercial use, the Bell 47 is still flying.
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Design features:
  • Goldfish bowl canopy
  • Openwork tail boom
  • Skid landing gear
Performance
Persons 3
Max. Range 245 mi
Cruise Speed 84 mph
Max. Speed 105 mph
Max. rate of Climb 860 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 0 ft
Service Ceiling 10900 ft
Gross Weight 2950 lb
Empty Weigt 1893 lb
Useful Load 1057 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 0 gallons
Number of Engines 1
Engine Type Piston
Engine Code Lycoming TVO-435-F1A
Horse Power 280
Rotorhead Teetering
Number of rotorblades 2
Rotor Diameter 37.2 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 2
Tailrotor Diameter 6.1 ft
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1 Comments

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1  tcamiga

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 2:19 AM


The wet sump TVO F1A engine noted above is a rarity (I flew the last Bell47 made with one of these engines) as most have the normally aspirated VO-435 engine or the turbocharged dry sump engine.

Here is some info for Bell47 pilots: http://brumbyhelicopters.com.au/b47pilotnotes.htm

Tc :)

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