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Enstrom 480B helicopter

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Picture 480B
General
Manufacturer Enstrom
Type 480B
Introduced 1/1/1993
In production? Yes
Units produced 142
Price US $ 1,100,000.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 30.1 ft
Length 29.84 ft
Height 9.83 ft
Width 5.87 ft
   
   
Description The 480B is a light, three-seater turbine engine helicopter derived from the 280FX airframe. As with all other Enstrom models, no hydraulic controls are used. The combination of the high inertia rotor system and the turbine engine gives the machine very pleasing flight capabilities.

Although the design of the Enstrom 480B is outstanding, with the same being true for its safety record, sales of the machine have not been as strong as for the piston based F280 line. In particular, in the last five to 10 years, the competition from new models like the turbine powered Robinson R66 has been enough to see off this outdated, but otherwise excellent, design. The 2008 financial crisis also contributed to the poor sales of the 480.

In January 2013, Enstrom was bought by the Chinese firm Chongqing Helicopter Investment Co.
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Design features
  • Mechanical controls without hydraulic boost
  • Welded steel-tube framework with aluminum cover
  • Aluminum tailcone
  • High inertia rotor system
Description
The 480B is a light, three-seater turbine engine helicopter derived from the 280FX airframe. As with all other Enstrom models, no hydraulic controls are used. The combination of the high inertia rotor system and the turbine engine gives the machine very pleasing flight capabilities.

Although the design of the Enstrom 480B is outstanding, with the same being true for its safety record, sales of the machine have not been as strong as for the piston based F280 line. In particular, in the last five to 10 years, the competition from new models like the turbine powered Robinson R66 has been enough to see off this outdated, but otherwise excellent, design. The 2008 financial crisis also contributed to the poor sales of the 480.

In January 2013, Enstrom was bought by the Chinese firm Chongqing Helicopter Investment Co.
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Design features:
  • Mechanical controls without hydraulic boost
  • Welded steel-tube framework with aluminum cover
  • Aluminum tailcone
  • High inertia rotor system
Performance
Persons 5
Max. Range 402 mi
Cruise Speed 115 mph
Max. Speed 125 mph
Max. rate of Climb 1375 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 4500 ft
Service Ceiling 10000 ft
Gross Weight 3000 lb
Empty Weigt 1695 lb
Useful Load 1305 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 90 gallons
Number of Engines 1
Engine Type Turbine
Engine Code Rolls Royce 250-C20W
Horse Power 420
Rotorhead
Number of rotorblades 3
Rotor Diameter 32 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 2
Tailrotor Diameter 5.04 ft
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