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Composite Helicopters KC518 Adventourer helicopter

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Picture KC518_Adventourer
General
Manufacturer Composite Helicopters
Type KC518 Adventourer
Introduced 12/1/2013
In production? No
Units produced 2
Price US $ 350,000.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 0 ft
Length 28.87 ft
Height 11.48 ft
Width 4.8 ft
   
   
Description A new kit helicopter is about to hit the market: a New Zealand design by Composite Helicopters, which was founded by Peter and Leanne Maloney. This machine introduces a lot of features to the kit build market that were earlier only seen in certified models.

There are some remarkable facts about this helicopter. First of all, the machine can carry up to six people; until now, the maximum was four in the experimental class. Second, it is designed to carry 'large' people. Or, to be more accurate, it doesn't have the design flaws of many experimental helicopters in the form of a cabin that is too small to fly in comfortably for more than an hour. Third, the machine can fly for 3.5 hours, meaning that you can travel a useful distance in it without refuelling.

The machine is designed and built using modern CAD tools and composite materials. The monocoque fuselage is built entirely from composites and has no steel tube frame whatsoever.

The designers were inspired by the Great White shark when it comes to aerodynamics and fuselage design. With some imagination, you can easily recognize both the ventral and dorsal fins in the undercarriage and the engine air-inlet/rotor gearbox cover. The ducted fan also seems to be reminiscent of this creature.

With all of these unique features, the future of the KC518 Adventourer looks very promising.
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Design features
  • Frameless, monocoque, carbon / kevlar fuselage
  • Ducted fan tail rotor
  • Skid type landing gear
  • Carbon fibre rotor blades
Description
A new kit helicopter is about to hit the market: a New Zealand design by Composite Helicopters, which was founded by Peter and Leanne Maloney. This machine introduces a lot of features to the kit build market that were earlier only seen in certified models.

There are some remarkable facts about this helicopter. First of all, the machine can carry up to six people; until now, the maximum was four in the experimental class. Second, it is designed to carry 'large' people. Or, to be more accurate, it doesn't have the design flaws of many experimental helicopters in the form of a cabin that is too small to fly in comfortably for more than an hour. Third, the machine can fly for 3.5 hours, meaning that you can travel a useful distance in it without refuelling.

The machine is designed and built using modern CAD tools and composite materials. The monocoque fuselage is built entirely from composites and has no steel tube frame whatsoever.

The designers were inspired by the Great White shark when it comes to aerodynamics and fuselage design. With some imagination, you can easily recognize both the ventral and dorsal fins in the undercarriage and the engine air-inlet/rotor gearbox cover. The ducted fan also seems to be reminiscent of this creature.

With all of these unique features, the future of the KC518 Adventourer looks very promising.
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Design features:
  • Frameless, monocoque, carbon / kevlar fuselage
  • Ducted fan tail rotor
  • Skid type landing gear
  • Carbon fibre rotor blades
Performance
Persons 6
Max. Range 450 mi
Cruise Speed 155 mph
Max. Speed 0 mph
Max. rate of Climb 1000 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 8000 ft
Service Ceiling 14000 ft
Gross Weight 3200 lb
Empty Weigt 1750 lb
Useful Load 1450 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 96 gallons
Number of Engines 1
Engine Type Turbine
Engine Code Rolls-Royce RR250T63-700
Horse Power 320
Rotorhead Fully articulated
Number of rotorblades 4
Rotor Diameter 29.4 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 4
Tailrotor Diameter 3.18 ft
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1 Comments

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1  Dr Shuhaimi Ismail

Sunday, July 10, 2016 5:43 AM

Hi,
I m interested in this KC518 helicopter. Want to know when it is in production. Does the company provides special training for the handling of the helicopter pilot?
Do you have  the latest brochure and last price for this craft and what is the deposit?
FYI I am from Malaysia and I  think you have your representative in Malaysia. 
Thank You
Dr Shuhaimi Ismail 

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