Mosquito Aviation XE

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XE
MosquitoAviationXEL.jpg
XEL variant with floats
Role Kit helicopter
National origin Canada
Manufacturer Mosquito Aviation
Designer John Uptigrove
Introduction 2004
Number built 37+
Developed from Mosquito Air

The Mosquito Aviation XE is a single seat homebuilt helicopter.[1]

Variants[edit]

AIR
(2002) Open aluminum frame with tripod landing gear[2]
XE
(2004)
XEL
XE with floats. Meets United States FAA FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles rules for 254 lb (115 kg) and under for ultralight aircraft.[3]
XE285
85 hp (63 kW) Inntec 800 2 cylinder 2 cycle
XE3 - Discontinued
85 hp (63 kW) CRE MZ 301 3 cylinder 2 cycle
XET
90 hp (67 kW) Solar T62-2A1 turbine

Specifications (XE)[edit]

Data from manufacturer

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 4.9 m (16 ft)
  • Empty weight: 135 kg (298 lb)
  • Gross weight: 277 kg (610 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 12 U.S. gallons (45 L; 10.0 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Compact Radial Engines MZ 202 2 cylinder, 2 stroke, 48 kW (64 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 129 km/h; 70 kn (80 mph)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mosquito Aviation". Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Your own helicopter for under $20,000". Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  3. ^ FlyingMagazine: 39. February 2008.  Missing or empty |title= (help)