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Helowerks HX-2 WASP helicopter

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Picture HX-2_WASP
General
Manufacturer Helowerks
Type HX-2 WASP
Introduced 1/1/2020
In production? No
Units produced 0
Price US $ 81,000.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 0 ft
Length 19 ft
Height 7.8 ft
Width 4.1 ft
   
   
Description The story of the WASP HX-2 starts with the development of the HX-1 prototype. This machine received its FAA flight approval on 1 March 2006 in the experimental category, and was first revealed to the public (static and hover only) in April 2006 during Florida’s Sun 'n' Fun in Lakeland Fly-in. However, in May of that year, the HX-1 crashed during a test flight with the Helowerks owner, Tony Pena, at the controls. The cause of the accident was a pilot initiated engine shut down, with Pena erroneously toggling the fuel solenoids off.

This accident was the trigger for the further development of the HX-1 into the HX-2 version, with much more emphasis on safety, with crash resistant seats and landing gear to the fore.

The WASP HX-2 uses composites extensively and is turbine powered. It was registered on 19 August 2009 as the N690HX.

At this point (2012), no units have been sold and Helowerks is looking for investors.
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Design features
  • Turbine powered
  • Carbon fibre rotor blades
  • Shaft driven tailrotor
  • Energy absorbing seats
  • Carbon fiber fuselage
Description
The story of the WASP HX-2 starts with the development of the HX-1 prototype. This machine received its FAA flight approval on 1 March 2006 in the experimental category, and was first revealed to the public (static and hover only) in April 2006 during Florida’s Sun 'n' Fun in Lakeland Fly-in. However, in May of that year, the HX-1 crashed during a test flight with the Helowerks owner, Tony Pena, at the controls. The cause of the accident was a pilot initiated engine shut down, with Pena erroneously toggling the fuel solenoids off.

This accident was the trigger for the further development of the HX-1 into the HX-2 version, with much more emphasis on safety, with crash resistant seats and landing gear to the fore.

The WASP HX-2 uses composites extensively and is turbine powered. It was registered on 19 August 2009 as the N690HX.

At this point (2012), no units have been sold and Helowerks is looking for investors.
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Design features:
  • Turbine powered
  • Carbon fibre rotor blades
  • Shaft driven tailrotor
  • Energy absorbing seats
  • Carbon fiber fuselage
Performance
Persons 2
Max. Range 123 mi
Cruise Speed 81 mph
Max. Speed 108 mph
Max. rate of Climb 0 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 4000 ft
Service Ceiling 10000 ft
Gross Weight 1250 lb
Empty Weigt 675 lb
Useful Load 575 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 20 gallons
Number of Engines 1
Engine Type Turbine
Engine Code Modified AirResearch JFS-100-13A
Horse Power 100
Rotorhead Teetering
Number of rotorblades 2
Rotor Diameter 23 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 4
Tailrotor Diameter 2.6 ft
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