Helicopter Adams-Wilson A / W 95. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Adams-Wilson A / W 95. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Adams-Wilson A / W 95. Specifications. A photo.


Adams-Wilson A / W 95 - American single ultra-light helicopter designed aircraft manufacturer «Adams-Wilson» in 1965 year.


Photo Adams-Wilson A / W 95


Designing single helicopter Adams-Wilson A / W 95 started by British aircraft manufacturers Adams and Wilson at the end of 50-ies of the last century. The main reason for the American engineers set about creating this project was the need to increase the proportion of the use of private aircraft, and in essence, the appearance of the model helicopter Adams-Wilson A / W 95 was only the first step in the gradual promotion of private air rotary-wing craft.

US aircraft manufacturers were well aware of the fact that the helicopter Adams-Wilson A / W 95 should not only be simple in terms of its use, but also quite cheap, as a matter of fact, only this fact has guaranteed the popularity of this class of aircraft. In turn, it carried some limitations in the use of these aircraft, but, in general, did not have any negative trends as the project has had a number of advantages, in particular, we are talking about small dimensions, good handling and high maneuverability.


Adams-Wilson A / W 95 photo


The first flight of the Adams-Wilson A / W 95 helicopter took place in 1965 year - the development of the aircraft took about 6 years, however, the project was able to successfully complete all the required tests, so the production of these aircraft was prepared. Initially, the aircraft production was carried out in an exceptionally assembled condition, which in turn led to some increase in the cost of the project, however, later, the production was refitted for the production of self-assembly kits, and even later, due to the unification of units and units, the future owner, guided by special Plans and drawings himself could create a helicopter - the only exception was the acquisition of an engine.


Helicopter Adams-Wilson A / W 95


The cockpit of the Adams-Wilson A / W 95 helicopter is absent as such - its role is played by a single pilot's seat and control levers, which made it somewhat difficult to operate the aircraft in conditions of movement at high speeds due to the resulting drag. Nevertheless, according to some information, over the entire production period, more than 24 aircraft of this model were built and sold, including 4 built copies and 20 kits for self-assembly.

Helicopter Adams-Wilson A / W 95 equipped with power ustanvokoy consisting of a piston engine the Rotax brand 503, the ability to develop traction in 52 hp, which provides aircraft overclocking up to speed in 95 km \ h., With a maximum distance the flight of the aircraft is limited to a distance of 100 kilometers, which is not always acceptable.


Specifications Adams-Wilson A / W 95.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: none;
  • helicopter length: 4,57 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 1,96 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 5,94 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 123 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 223 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 95 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 100 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 100 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3100 m .;
  • Powerplant: Rotax 503;
  • Power: 52 hp


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