Alpi Syton AH 130

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Syton AH 130
Alpi Syton AH 130 April 2011.jpg
Role Helicopter
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Alpi Aviation
Introduction 2008
Status In production (2013)
Developed from RotorWay Exec and AvioTecnica ES-101 Raven

The Alpi Syton AH 130 is an Italian helicopter that was developed from the RotorWay Exec and is produced by Alpi Aviation of Pordenone.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The RotorWay Exec was developed into a turbine-powered version in 1996 by AvioTecnica of Italy and marketed as the AvioTecnica ES-101 Raven. In 2008 the Raven design was acquired by Alpi and further developed.[1]

The AH 130 externally resembles the RotorWay Exec. It features a single main rotor, a two-seats-in side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit, skid-type landing gear and a 130 hp (97 kW) Solar T62 auxiliary power unit employed as a turboshaft engine. Its 7.63 m (25.0 ft) diameter two-bladed rotor has a chord of 20 cm (7.9 in). The aircraft has an empty weight of 290 kg (639 lb) and a gross weight of 580 kg (1,279 lb), giving a useful load of 290 kg (639 lb). With full fuel of 90 litres (20 imp gal; 24 US gal) the payload is 225 kg (496 lb).[1]

Specifications (Syton AH 130)[edit]

Data from Bayerl and Alpi Aviation[1][2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 8.84 m (29 ft 0 in)
  • Width: 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 2.40 m (7 ft 10 in)
  • Empty weight: 290 kg (639 lb)
  • Gross weight: 580 kg (1,279 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 90 litres (20 imp gal; 24 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Solar T62 turboshaft, 97 kW (130 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 7.63 m (25 ft 0 in)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 190 km/h (118 mph; 103 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 170 km/h (106 mph; 92 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 210 km/h (130 mph; 113 kn)
  • Range: 600 km (373 mi; 324 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 8.5 m/s (1,670 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 189. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ Alpi Aviation (n.d.). "Syton AH 130". Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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