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Cessna CH-1 Skyhook / YH-41 «Seneca."
Cessna CH-1 Skyhook / YH-41 «Seneca."

Cessna CH-1 Skyhook / YH-41 «Seneca."



Cessna CH-1 Skyhook / YH-41 «Seneca" - the only helicopter company Cessna. Designing and manufacturing - 1953-1962. Produced approximately 50 helicopters.
CessnaAircraftCompany company bought the company in 1952 SeibelHelicopterCompany. The company at this point has already designed a prototype SeibelS4B helicopter. On the basis of its design was launched Cessna helicopter. The first prototype made double flights in 1954. In 1955 helicopter CH1 acquired CAA3H10 type certificate. Then the car was redesigned in the four-seater modification CH1A, a certificate for it in 1956 received.


Cessna CH-1 Skyhook / YH-41 «Seneca» Photo

Cessna CH-1 Skyhook / YH-41 «Seneca» photo.

The engine is located in front of the helicopter, which implemented a favorable placement of the helicopter's center of gravity and to simplify service access. Fyuzelyazh- semi-monocoque fuselage resembled in many ways Cessna aircraft. Two-bladed rotor, L- shaped joints - attachment to the blade hub. 4-cylinder piston engine -. ContinentalFSO470, power 260l.s, equipped with turbo-charged (to some modifications put other engines).

Total produced about 50 helicopters. Part of the purchased military, government agencies and the Air Force in different countries: USA-Army for evaluation 10 helicopters, government USA- 15, 4 Ekvadora-, Irana- 5. The remaining helicopters sold to private owners.


Cessna CH-1 Skyhook / YH-41 «Seneca» Photo

Cessna CH-1 Skyhook / YH-41 «Seneca» photo.

This helicopter made a number of records. CH1A - the first helicopter landing on the mountain PikesPeak, height 4300m, 15.09.1955, a helicopter with engine CH1B FSO5262X reached the official FAI world record for height vertoletov- 29,777futov- 28.12.1957.

Features helicopter «Cessna CH-1 Skyhook»:



  • Crew: 1-2

  • The greatest number of passengers: 3

  • The diameter of the rotor: 11m

  • Height 2.6m

  • The area swept rotor: 89.4kv.m

  • Weight empty: 94 kg

  • Take-off weight: 1,400kg

  • Powerplant: 1 × PD ContinentalFSO526, 6-cylinder, in-line, turbocharged

  • Power: 270l.s.


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