Helicopter DragonFly DF-333. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter DragonFly DF-333. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter DragonFly DF-333. Specifications. A photo.


DragonFly DF-333 - Italian ultra-light multipurpose helicopter developed in 1983, the aircraft manufacturer «DF Helicopters».


DragonFly DF-333 photo


Design helicopter model DragonFly DF-333 started by the Italian designers Angelo and Alfredo Castiglioni in 1980 year. Established jointly by the aircraft maker was to ensure production of modern aircraft and that the appearance of the helicopter model DragonFly DF-333 provide enterprises «DF Helicopters» obtaining large profits and some fame, and, as in Italy, where the project of the future of the helicopter and began to be developed, as well as in other European countries.

The new aircraft was supposed to get a modern and aerodynamic design, and, the main condition for the creation of an air ship model DragonFly DF-333 served as maintenance of small own century and the high rate of movement in space.

Initially, the project Helicopter DragonFly DF-333 was supposed to be only single, however, since this factor is greatly reduced functionality of the aircraft at the final stage, it was decided on the need to expand the cockpit, to on board the aircraft could accommodate two people.


Photo DragonFly DF-333


Despite the fact that the helicopter DragonFly DF-333 has a low take-off weight, and power plant of the aircraft shows a thin piston aircraft engines, the aircraft had a high degree of functionality, in particular, it can be used as a private air tools, used as air taxis , be used to carry out patrol and surveillance flights, etc.

Despite the relatively compact dimensions of the cockpit of the helicopter DragonFly DF-333, here two people can quite comfortably accommodate, however, the possibility to transport cargo aircraft of the current model is deprived, due primarily to the design features. Nevertheless, due to high speed flight and excellent maneuverability in some cases helicopter DragonFly DF-333 may also be positioned in a sports aircraft.

The power plant helicopter DragonFly DF-333 presented a piston aircraft engine marks the Rotax 914, which is having a function of turbocharging, can develop traction in 115 hp, which is very little, but in spite of this fact, is quite enough to be carried on board the spirit of man at ranges in 520 km \ h., with the ability to accelerate to maximum speed in 190 km \ h.


Helicopter DragonFly DF-333


In addition to the model DragonFly DF-333, aircraft manufacturers of the «DF Helicopters» performed well and the release modifying DragonFly DF-334, is an improved version of the version of the DragonFly DF-333.


Specifications DragonFly DF-333.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 6 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,36 m (depending on version).
  • The diameter of the rotor: 6,82 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 310 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 600 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 170 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 190 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 520 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3100 m .;
  • Powerplant: Rotax 914;
  • Power: 115 hp



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