The helicopter Enstrom TH180. Specifications. A photo.
The helicopter Enstrom TH180. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter Enstrom TH180. Specifications. A photo.


Enstrom TH180 - American single-engine multipurpose helicopter developed by «Enstrom Helicopter Corporation» in 2015 year.


Photo Enstrom TH180


The development of a light two-seater aircraft model Enstrom TH180 was carried out by American aircraft designers in 2011. As a fundamental principle, aircraft manufacturers used the image of the Enstrom F280 helicopter, which has become a very successful aircraft, in operation from 1975 to the present.

In the process of development, the US aircraft manufacturers partly to optimize the design of the aircraft, making it more compact and at the same time, more aerodynamic, which made the helicopter is very agile and fast. In turn, the main aim of developing models of Enstrom TH180 served as the need to introduce to the US market of small educational and training aircraft, however, already in the final stage of the project, the experts made the optimization of aircraft making is inherently a multi-purpose helicopter.


Enstrom TH180 photo


His first flight of the aircraft Enstrom TH180 model has made in the early 2015 years, while, aircraft performance indicators coincided with the expectation of leadership «Enstrom Helicopter Corporation» Aircraft Company, in connection with which, since 2016 years was deployed production of these aircraft, which is supposed to be able to become very popular, helped by their speed, and versatility of application and the price is about 375 thousand dollars per copy.

One of the most notable shortcomings helicopter model Enstrom TH180 is its small capacity, which, in fact, somewhat limits the scope of operation, however, experts believe that if the aircraft will gain enough high popularity, then subsequently appear and triple modification that will allow operate the helicopter, including in the commercial sector.


Helicopter Enstrom TH180


The cockpit of the Enstrom TH180 helicopter can accommodate two people on board - a pilot and one passenger, if it is a private operation of this aircraft, or an instructor and a cadet, if the helicopter is supposed to be used as a training tool. Due to the compactness of the aircraft cabin, the transportation of any cargo on board is not possible, which also imposes a number of restrictions on the scope of operation of this helicopter.

The power plant air Enstrom TH180 vessel consists of a piston aircraft engine brand Lycoming HIO-390, which has a capacity of 210 hp, can accelerate to a speed of the aircraft in 180 km \ h. and allows to overcome the distance to 400 kilometers, taking into account cost and other characteristics, is a very acceptable figure.


Specifications Enstrom TH180.


  • Crew: 1 person;
  • Capacity: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 8,94 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,96 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 8,6 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 600 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1020 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 160 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 180 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 400 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3800 m .;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming HIO-390;
  • Power: 210 hp


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