Helicopter Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr. Specifications. A photo.


Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr - American ultra-light helicopter designed in 1953, the aircraft manufacturer «Helicom».


Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr Photo


Helicom Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr was developed by American aircraft builders in 1950. The aircraft should have a narrow purpose, providing operation only for private purposes, in particular, this aircraft was planned exclusively as a private air transport, capable of carrying on its board only one person. Despite the rather narrow scope of its application, Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr helicopter proved to be quite in demand, mainly due to its quite acceptable flight performance, as well as its favorable price.

The helicopter of Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr was subjected to the first test in 1953 year, and the aircraft was very successful in completing them, after which the project was sent for serial production. Initially, the Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr was manufactured exclusively as fully ready for use, however, with the advent of modifications and other versions, the project began to be positioned as an aircraft manufactured for self-assembly by the future owner, which allowed practically to reduce its real value by 20% And only led to an increase in the popularization of this model.


Photo Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr


The basic version of the model helicopter Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr has good maneuverability, but direct operators say some labored in its management, which is caused mainly by a number of defects permitted in the design stage. However, this does not affect the safety of flight made, and in later versions, the current problem has been corrected.

Depending on the modification, the aircraft Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr can accommodate one to two people, and, the aircraft is not adapted for the carriage on its board of any goods, while those it applies to a two-seater variants of aircraft .

Helicopter Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr is equipped with a power ustanvokoy consisting of a piston aircraft engine brand Franklin Sport 4B-1, 85 having power in hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to accelerate to cruising flight speed in 145 km \ h., overcoming the distance at distances of 280 kilometers. Depending on the version of the aircraft may be used, and other propulsion systems, including power up 150 hp


Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr cab


Release helicopters Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr was carried out in the following variants:

  • Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr - Basic production version of the aircraft;
  • Helicom Commuter I - An improved version of the version Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr;
  • Helicom Commuter II - version of 1962, allowing to carry up to two people on board, and equipped with a power plant with a capacity of 150 hp;
  • Helicom Duster - Modification of the powerplant fitted Continental power in 100 hp and larger diameter rotor;
  • International Helicopters H-1 Commuter IA - An improved version of analogue Helicom Commuter I;
  • International Helicopters H-1 Commuter IIB - An improved version of analogue Helicom Commuter II.


Specifications Helicom H-1 Commuter Jr.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: none (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 5,59 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,4 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 6,4 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 295 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 430 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 145 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 160 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 280 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 2100 m .;
  • Powerplant: Franklin Sport 4B-1 (depending on version);
  • Power: 85 hp (Depending on version).



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