Helicopter Aerocopter FOR-6. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Aerocopter FOR-6. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Aerocopter FOR-6. Specifications. A photo.

ZAN-6 Aerocopter Sanka is a light Ukrainian multi-purpose helicopter designed by Aerocopter in the 1999 year.

Aerocopter ZA-6 "Sanka" photo

The multipurpose aircraft of the model Aerocopter ZA-6 “Sanka” was created by aircraft manufacturers from the Aerocopter design office at the end of the 90-s of the last century. The aircraft was to receive a wide functional purpose, and despite its rather compact dimensions it was not intended for private operation, although in the early stages of development, aircraft manufacturers did not rule out the likelihood that the helicopter could be exported to other countries and states.

The model helicopter ZA-6 “Sanka”, also called the Aerokopter AK-1, has a light but strong enough structure, the aerodynamic shape of which provides the aircraft with good controllability, high reliability and quite acceptable maneuverability for this type of aircraft.

The first flight test helicopter Aerocopter ZA-6 "Sanka" underwent in 1999 year, moreover, a prototype of a light multi-purpose helicopter successfully passed all the required tests, which is why it entered into mass production. The main purpose of the aircraft of this model is to perform patrol work and observation from the air, however, the Ukrainian aircraft manufacturers did not rule out the likelihood that in the near future, an extended modification with commercial purpose could appear on the basis of the Aerokopter ZA-6 Sanka model.

Among other things, one of the missions of the Aerocopter ZA-6 “Sanka” helicopter is also an educational function, which is mainly due to the presence of a paired control system.

Photo ZA-6 Aerocopter "Sanka"

The cabin of the helicopter model Aerokopter ZA-6 "Sanka" is designed to carry two people - a pilot and one passenger, and, due to lack of free space, the helicopter Aerocopter ZA-6 "Sanka" cannot be used for transporting cargo, except for a small amount of baggage that to some extent limits the functionality of the aircraft.

The lightweight multi-purpose aircraft of the ZAN-6 Aerocopter Sanya model is equipped with a piston type power installation consisting of one aircraft engine of the Subaru EJ-20 brand, which, having power in 210 hp, allows the helicopter to accelerate to a maximum speed of 190 km \ h The maximum range of following this aircraft is limited by a distance of 500 kilometers, which is very acceptable for this type of aircraft.

According to the data of the middle of the year 2016, the production of helicopters of the model Aerokopter ZA-6 “Sanka” is temporarily discontinued.

Specifications Aerocopter ZA-6 "Sanka".

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 6,88 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,24 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 6 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 400 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 750 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 140 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 190 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 500 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 2100 m .;
  • Powerplant: Subaru EJ-20;
  • Power: 210 hp

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