Helicopter EC 130 B4. Photo, video and characteristics
Helicopter EC 130 B4. Photo, video and characteristics

Helicopter EU 130 B4

  • Eurocopter EC 130 - light single-engine helicopter.
  • Designed by «Eurocopter». The first take-off took place in 1999 year.
  • Built with composite tion. A few modifications produced.
  • The helicopter comes over 30 the world.

A helicopter with a single main rotor EC130 is a modified variant of Eurocopter AS350 B3. It has the means to stabilize the situation in space flight and automation. In this helicopter made the first flight of the Australian test pilot Steven Paige 24.06.1999 years.

Helicopter EU 130 B4. Photography

Designed for travel companies in the first place, which carry out air tours. Therefore, in relation to the original model, he has significantly increased: the area of ​​the glazing, the width of the cabin, insulation (due to the lateral shielding of the rear screw). As a result, the model has a larger cabin with an excellent external view and can accommodate up to seven tourists.

The EC130 helicopter was designed, commissioned and manufactured in close cooperation with US travel operators, primarily with the Blue Hawaiian Helicopters aviation company, which is the first travel operator to use this helicopter. EC 130 was commissioned by Blue Hawaiian in 2001, and at the moment the helicopter has become a regular occurrence at tourist sites such as the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian Islands and so on.

Helicopter EU 130 B4. Photos dashboard

Helicopter EU 130 B4. Photos dashboard

In the helicopter cockpit in the tourist version are placed in the 2 series of 8 people: 3 passenger and 1 pilot in the first row, 4 passenger in the second row. Such is the arrangement in the cabin of the helicopters of the Papillon Aviation Company, which flies to the USA over the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas (including excursions involving landing inside the Grand Canyon). The pilot’s seat is at the same time on the left (as in the left-hand drive, that is, European car). This allows the pilot, with poor visibility or landing in the fog, hovering at an altitude of 1-5 meters, to inspect the place under the helicopter’s skis below, looking out of the window opening on its convex door. In difficult conditions for a better view, the pilot can, if necessary, open his door without undoing his chair, and objectively assess the site under the hovering helicopter, stretching his neck and bending slightly to the left over the threshold.

The EC 130 helicopter at the end of the rear beam has a multi-blade special fenestron (screw in the ring), which is installed instead of the usual tail rotor like the standard AS350. This fenestron has unevenly spaced blades, as well as an increased angular velocity of rotation (which reduces vibrations at the same time), in comparison with an open conventional screw. The presence of the fenestron reduces the external noise level by 50 percent compared to the tail rotor of the original model base. As a result, the noise level of a flying helicopter according to the EPNdB criterion (Effective Perceived Noisein Decibel - effectively perceived noise in decibels) is equal to 84,3dB. This is 8,5dB less than the threshold of the second category of noise, respectively, with Appendix H of the regulatory requirements of the FAA, the national regulatory authority in the United States in the field of aviation. In addition, the closed screw is almost safe for people who are close to the helicopter when it is on the ground with the engine running.

Helicopter EU 130 B4. Photo salon

Helicopter EU 130 B4. Photo salon

The EC 130 helicopter is also becoming popular as a helicopter used for medical services, as an ambulance ambulance helicopter, as in its large cabin with wide side doors in the back row, one or even two stretchers are conveniently placed. At the same time, there are usually seats for two accompanying passengers in the front row if there is one pilot (instead of another front passenger seat, medical equipment can be placed). The safety of the fenestron also simplifies and speeds up the unloading-loading of the wounded and patients (no need to wait for the engine to be switched off for loading / unloading patients from a helicopter), especially in conditions critical for the time when the helicopter's engine cannot be stopped. Eurocopter in 2012 received orders for 50 EC copies of 130 T2 from Maverick Helicopters, and other customers (Papillon, BlueHawaiian, etc.).

Features helicopter EU 130 B4:

  • Crew: 1-2 pilot.
  • Passenger capacity: 7 passengers (6 - with two pilots) or 2 accompanying and 1 — 2 patient on a stretcher.
  • Length: 12,64m.
  • Fuselage length: 10,68m.
  • The diameter of the rotor: 10,69m.
  • Maximum width of the fuselage: 2,03m.
  • Height: 3,61m. (With tail rotor).
  • The area, which swept rotor: 89,75kv.m.
  • Track chassis 2,31m.
  • Empty weight: 1360kg.
  • The highest take-off weight: 2400kg.
  • with external load: 2800kg.
  • The weight of external load: 1160kg.
  • Volume of fuel tanks: 540l.
  • Engines: 1 × turboshaft TurbomecaArriel2B1 the system FADEC.
  • Link: 1 × 847l.s. (1 × 632kVt. (Takeoff)).
  • Maximum allowable speed: 287km / h.
  • Maximum speed: 235km / h.
  • Ceiling: 7010m.
  • Static ceiling:.
  • without the use of ground effect: 5320m.
  • using ground effect: 5875m.
  • Rate of climb:. 11,6m / s.
  • The load on the drive: 26,74kg. / Sq.
  • Thrust-to-weight ratio: 226Vt / kg. (at maximum takeoff weight).
  • Length of cargo cabin: 2,19m.
  • Width of cargo cabin: 1,865m.
  • The height of the cargo compartment: 1,28m.
  • Usable volume of the cargo compartment: 3,7 cub

Eurocopter EC 130 B4. Gallery.

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Helicopter EU 130 B4. Video.

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