Helicopter Microcopter MC-1. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Microcopter MC-1. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Microcopter MC-1. Specifications. A photo.


Microcopter MC-1 - French single ultra-light helicopter designed in 2008, the company «Microcopter».


Photo Microcopter MC-1


Design of ultra-light aircraft model Microcopter MC-1-aircraft designers began by French engineers in the first half 2000-ies. The main reason for the start of development was an attempt to gain market ultra-light rotorcraft, and, at the initial stage of the project, the aircraft was supposed to be very promising, moreover, applies it to the sufficiently high flight-technical characteristics of the helicopter, and perfectly acceptable for this class aircraft price.

Due to the compactness of the aircraft structure model Microcopter MC-1, the helicopter has a rather high maneuverability, which greatly expands the scope of its application, in particular, the aircraft can be used as sports facilities, although as such, this class of aircraft model does not apply.


Microcopter MC-1 photo


His first tests lёtnym helicopter Microcopter MC-1 2008 has undergone in the year, moreover, the project turned out to be quite successful, which is why all the required tests have been completed successfully, and within a few months the aircraft Microcopter MC-1 was sent into production.

As of 2011, the release of the Microcopter MC-1 helicopter was carried out by French aircraft manufacturers from the Microcopter company exclusively as kits intended for self-assembly by future owners, which in turn provided a very low cost that attracted potential customers.


Helicopter Microcopter MC-2


Helicopter Microcopter MC-1 able to carry on its board of only one person, which makes it quite limited in terms of its operational capacity, in addition, the lack of on-board any amount of free space does not allow for the transportation of even small loads. However, the helicopter Microcopter MC-1 has a sufficiently high flight speed, and therefore can be used as a sports air tools, with very low cost, and this explains, though not great, but still existing demand for these aircraft.

The helicopter model Microcopter MC-1 equipped powerplant piston type sosoyaschey from one aircraft engine brand Hirth H30, having a capacity of 100 hp, which allows the aircraft to reach a maximum, airspeed in 175 km \ h., And to overcome the distance to 310 kilometers .

In addition to the production of the basic version of the helicopter Microcopter MC-1, the French aircraft manufacturers have carried out the production and the upgraded version - Microcopter MC-2, capable of carrying on his board up to two people, if necessary, which greatly expanded its functionality.


Specifications Microcopter MC-1.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 7,56 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,14 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 8 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 250 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 450 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 150 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 175 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 310 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4100 m .;
  • Powerplant: Hirth H30 (depending on version);
  • Power: 100 hp (Depending on version).


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