Helicopter Bell 407
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Helicopter Bell 407



Bell407 is a multipurpose light helicopter.

Designed by an American firm Bell Helicopter Textron, as the base of the sample used a helicopter Bell 206 L4 Long Ranger.

The prototype made its first flight on 21.04.1994/29.06.1995/1996. The first takeoff of the pre-production helicopter took place on June 1999, 300 (CGFOS). The helicopter was certified by TCCA and FAA in 15.06.2010. The first helicopters were ordered by Petroleum Helicopters. More than XNUMX helicopters were built before XNUMX. On June XNUMX, XNUMX, the XNUMXth anniversary helicopter was sold.


Helicopter Bell 407 photo

Helicopter Bell 407 photo


The Bell 407 is equipped with a four-bladed main rotor developed for the OH58D (Model406). The hub and blades without a designated resource are made of composite material and provide the best comfort and other flight characteristics in comparison with previous models. In the design of the main rotor pylon, vibration-isolating means are used, similar means are introduced into the skid landing gear circuit to eliminate resonance at the ground. Compared to the Bell 206, the 407's fuselage is wider by 18 centimeters, which increases the cabin volume. The glazing area is 35 percent larger. The helicopter is powered by a Rolls Royce / Allison 250 C47 turboshaft engine: take-off power 813hp. (606kW.), Maximum continuous power 700hp. (522kW.).


Helicopter Bell 407 cabin

Helicopter Bell 407 cabin


The engine is equipped with a single-channel FADEC type electronic control system. Common stock 477l fuel; in the luggage compartment rear optional extra tank can be placed with a capacity 75l. The engine provides the greatest improvement in take-off weight and the properties at high altitudes and at high temperatures. Glider 407 generally similar in appearance to LongRanger, but it differs from the tail boom, and which is made of carbon fiber. In a typical configuration, the helicopter room for five passengers and two crew members.


The Bell Helicopter 407 1 interior photo

The Bell Helicopter 407 1 interior photo


Bell in 1995 tested the tail rotor, which is enclosed in a ring, but this idea was subsequently abandoned. Bell engineers also investigated the possibility of mounting two motors on the Bell 407, but instead decided to design a completely new twin-engine helicopter, dubbed the Bell 27. It received two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206D motors as a power plant.


The Bell Helicopter 407 2 interior photo

The Bell Helicopter 407 2 interior photo


The Bell 407 helicopter became famous for its record-breaking round-the-world flight, its route passed through the North and South Poles of the Earth. The car with two crew members on board took off from the airport of Fort Worth (Texas) on December 5.12.2006, 23.03.2007 and returned back on March 189, 57900. Within 300 days, more than XNUMX km were covered, a couple of dozen landings were made, even at the North and South Poles. The net flight time was XNUMX hours.



Bell 407 - Base model

  • ARH70 .- military version of Bell407, attack reconnaissance helicopter. 4 prototypes released.
  • Bell417 .- Enlarged version of Bell407, civilian version of ARH70.
  • Bell407LightObservationHelicopter - Military reconnaissance helicopter.
  • Eagle407HP .- A variant with a more powerful 1033hp engine. (760kW.).
  • Bell407AH .- The civilian version, adapted for the installation of weapons, infrared camera systems and night vision.
  • Bell407GX .- Option with synthetic vision system and Garmin G1000H instrument panel.


Features helicopter Bell 407:


  • Crew: 1-2pilota.
  • Seating capacity: up to 6passazhirov.
  • Capacity: 1178 kg.
  • Length: 12,74m.
  • Fuselage length: 10,58m.
  • The diameter of the rotor: 10,67m.
  • The diameter of the tail rotor: 1,65m.
  • Fuselage Width: 2,29m. (For runners).
  • Height: 3,32m.
  • The area, which swept rotor: 89,38 sq.m.
  • Empty weight: 1203kg.
  • Normal takeoff weight: 2268kg.
  • The highest take-off weight: 2381kg.
  • with suspension: 2 kg.
  • The volume of fuel tanks: 484l (+ 72l luggage).
  • Engines: 1 × turboshaft RollsRoyce250C47B.
  • Link: 1 × 760l.s. (1 × 606kVt. (Takeoff)).
  • Maximum allowable speed: 259km / h.
  • Practical range: 611km.
  • The duration of the flight: 3chasa42min.
  • Ceiling: 6100m.
  • Rate of climb:. 6,8m / s.
  • The load on the drive: 27,9kg. / Sq.
  • Thrust-to-weight ratio: 221Vt / kg. (on the transmission at normal takeoff weight).
  • Width of cargo cabin: 1,37m.
  • The height of the cargo compartment: 1,0m.


Highest speed:.

  • at the ground: 246km / h.
  • at an altitude of 1220m .: 250km / h.


Cruising speed: .

  • at the ground: 207km / h.
  • at height 1220 213km .: m / h.


Static ceiling:.

  • without the use of ground effect: 3170m.
  • using ground effect: 3720m.



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