Helowerks HX-1 Wasp

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HX-1 Wasp
Role Ultralight homebuilt helicopter
National origin United States
Manufacturer Helowerks
First flight 2006

The Helowerks HX-1 is an American ultralight homebuilt helicopter designed by Helowerks based at Hampton in Virginia.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Wasp is a traditional pod and boom helicopter with a twin-blade rotor powered by a 90shp (97 kW) Garrett JFS-100-13A turboshaft engine.[1] It has a fixed skid landing gear and enclosed cabin with two-seat side-by-side seats.[1] The Wasp design was started in 2001 and was exhibited unflown in 2005, it first flew around March 2006 after receiving FAA approval in the experimental category.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 2008-2009[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 19 ft 0 in (5.79 m)
  • Main rotor diameter: 23 ft 0 in (7.01 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)
  • Empty weight: 700 lb (318 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1200 lb (544 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Garrett JFS-100-13A turboshaft engine, 15048 lbf (67 kN)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 113 mph (182 km/h)
  • Range: 127 miles (204 km)
  • Service ceiling: 10000 ft (3050 m)

See also[edit]

Related lists

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e Jackson 2008, p. 772
Bibliography
  • Paul Jackson, ed. (2008). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 2008-2009. Coulsdon, Surrey, England: Jane's Information Group. ISBN 978-0-7106-2837-4.