The Eagle Helicycle is a single seat kit-built helicopter powered by a modified T62-T32 150SHP turbine engine.
The Helicycle is a small personal helicopter that is sold as a kit for anyone who wants to build their own flying turbine helicopter. It has features such as a fully harmonized rotor, elastomeric thrust bearings (very low twice-per-revolution vibration), a modulated collective pitch system and electronic throttle control (governor).
The feel of the flight controls are modeled after the Robinson R22 so that autorotations and quick stops are performed in a similarly in both helicopters, thus making it it easy for new pilots transition to flying their Helicycle with little adjustments.
Helicycle general characteristics Crew: one
Range with reserve:160 miles
Length: 20 ft 10 in (6.35 m)
Rotor diameter: 19 ft 10 in (6.05 m)
Height: 7 ft 4 in (2.23 m)
Disc area: 308 ftÂ² (28.6 mÂ²)
Hover IGE: 9,500 ft
Service ceiling: 11,000 ft
Cost of Operation: (In cost per air mile) Fuel: 0.11
Routine maintenance at 100 hour intervals: 0.03
Engine maintenance at 250 hour intervals: 0.03
Engine replacement: 0.11
Airframe retirement time parts reserve fund: 0.09
TOTAL: 0.37 per mile
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