Many of you subscribed to my channel from watching an aircraft similar to this. The Mosquito Helicopter.Here we have another single seater helicopter that is also turbine powered. There are differences between both helicopters, which we will cover in the video. The Helicycle is a single-seat, semi-rigid 2 bladed main rotor, helicopter powered by a Solar T62-32 engin.
A big factor with these homebuilt helicopters is the fact that You don’t need to get a helicopter license to fly one. Although it is highly recommended that you receive proper training and get a license. Like the Mosquito, the Helicycle is also considered an experimental aircraft by the FAA.
Specific design features include a fully harmonized rotor, a modulated collective pitch system, very low twice-per-revolution vibration level due to elastomeric thrust bearings, a sufficient flapping angle for low-“G” maneuvers and slope landings, control friction devices, and an electronic throttle control (governor).
The feel of the controls in the Helicycle is modeled after that of the Robinson R22, such that quick stops and autorotations are performed similarly in both aircraft, reportedly allowing new pilots to transition to flying their kits with minimal adjustments.
Eagle R&D HeliCycle helicopter specs:
- •Capacity: 1 Person
- •Engine: Solar T62 turbine 160 HP
- •Range: 200 Miles
- •Speed: 100 mph
- •Price (used): $50k