Helicopter Gazda Helicospeeder 100. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Gazda Helicospeeder 100. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Gazda Helicospeeder 100. Specifications. A photo.


Gazda Helicospeeder 100 is an American light single-seat helicopter developed by the Helicopter Engineering & Construction Corporation in 1946.


Photo Gazda Helicospeeder 100


Design of the aircraft started Gazda Helicospeeder 100 American aircraft designers-engineers in the early 40-ies of the last century. The new aircraft was exclusively experimental character, and in the case of promotion of this model in the US aviation market. It was supposed to establish serial production of the aircraft, including, and with improved aircraft performance and operational indicators (increase in speed and flight range, increasing the spaciousness on board, etc.).

Initially, it was assumed that the helicopter Gazda Helicospeeder 100 could interest the US military leadership, in particular, the model was to be used as an intelligence and search aircraft, however, due to the peculiarities of the design, it was very problematic to carry out these objectives. Subsequently, the helicopter was re-qualified as a civilian aircraft, and the multifunctional purpose, in particular, the helicopter was supposed to be used as a private vehicle, as an air agricultural equipment, etc.


Helicopter Gazda Helicospeeder 100


The first flight tests Gazda Helicospeeder 100 aircraft model ship were carried out after the end of World War II - in 1946 year, and, helicopter showed very good results - in the course of testing, there was no deviation from the norm and aviarazrabotchikov expectations, therefore the project was prepared for serial production.

One of the most negative aspects of helicopter Gazda Helicospeeder 100 was low maneuverability and a small range of flight, in connection with which the aircraft was not in demand, and for the entire period of production, which lasted from 1946 on 1947 years, it was built only two aircraft of this model .

On board the helicopter can accommodate just one person, but here there is enough space to accommodate a small compact cargo.

Aircraft Gazda Helicospeeder 100 equipped with two-cylinder piston aircraft engine brand Continental A-75, which is having a thrust in 75 hp helicopter is able to give the maximum airspeed in 160 km \ h. The maximum range of the helicopter performed airfare Gazda Helicospeeder 100 140 of kilometers, which is very much limits the scope and applicability of the exploitation of the aircraft.


Specifications Gazda Helicospeeder 100.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: none;
  • helicopter length: 6,12 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,46 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 5,94 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 560 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 750 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 140 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 160 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 140 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3100 m .;
  • Powerplant: Continental A-75;
  • Power: 75 hp


View other helicopters


Read more on:

Blog and articles