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Vertical Aviation Technologies Hummingbird 260L helicopter

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Picture Hummingbird260L
General
Manufacturer Vertical Aviation Technologies
Type Hummingbird 260L
Introduced 2/1/1991
In production? Yes
Units produced 0
Price US $ 170,000.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 0 ft
Length 30.5 ft
Height 8.6 ft
Width 5 ft
   
   
Description This is a full-blown helicopter that is derived from the FAA certified S-52 Sikorsky machine. It is delivered in kit form, and is probably the largest kit helicopter available. The machine is targeted at the four-seater kit helicopter market, which lacked such a model.

The Hummingbird is produced by Vertical Aviation Technologies, which started life as an FAA repair facility for various Sikorsky models. The company started modifying the Sikorsky S-52-3 in 1984, transforming it into the kit build Hummingbird 260L. It was introduced to the market in 1991.
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Design features
  • Aluminum construction
  • Fiberglass nose
  • Wheels with hydraulic brakes and shock absorbing struts
  • Automatic clutch
Description
This is a full-blown helicopter that is derived from the FAA certified S-52 Sikorsky machine. It is delivered in kit form, and is probably the largest kit helicopter available. The machine is targeted at the four-seater kit helicopter market, which lacked such a model.

The Hummingbird is produced by Vertical Aviation Technologies, which started life as an FAA repair facility for various Sikorsky models. The company started modifying the Sikorsky S-52-3 in 1984, transforming it into the kit build Hummingbird 260L. It was introduced to the market in 1991.
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Design features:
  • Aluminum construction
  • Fiberglass nose
  • Wheels with hydraulic brakes and shock absorbing struts
  • Automatic clutch
Performance
Persons 4
Max. Range 375 mi
Cruise Speed 90 mph
Max. Speed 110 mph
Max. rate of Climb 1250 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 0 ft
Service Ceiling 12000 ft
Gross Weight 2700 lb
Empty Weigt 1750 lb
Useful Load 950 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 57 gallons
Number of Engines 1
Engine Type Piston, 6 cylinder
Engine Code Lycoming VO435-A1F
Horse Power 260
Rotorhead Fully articulated
Number of rotorblades 3
Rotor Diameter 33 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 2
Tailrotor Diameter 5.74 ft
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