Helicopter NADC NA-40 Bongo. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter NADC NA-40 Bongo. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter NADC NA-40 Bongo. Specifications. A photo.


NADC NA-40 Bongo - Czech lightweight multi-purpose civilian helicopter developed in 1998, the company «NA Design Company Inc.».


Photo NADC NA-40 Bongo


Designing light multipurpose aircraft model NADC NA-40 Bongo started in the Czech aircraft manufacturers 1994 year. The main reason to start development served as an attempt to compete with foreign aircraft manufacturers in the field of light and ultra-light aircrafts rotary wing type, with the project expected to be realized over 6 years, while the aircraft performance parameters of the aircraft, as well as the price, should have become quite competitive.

The relatively light and compact design of the NADC NA-40 Bongo helicopter provides this aircraft with a high flight speed and good maneuverability, which actually allows this aircraft to be used as a sports vehicle, although in fact, the helicopter does not apply to this area of ​​application.


NADC NA-40 Bongo photo


The first flight of NADC NA-40 Bongo helicopter took place in 1998 year, which in fact means that Czech aircraft manufacturers managed to shorten the development time, and this not only had an impact on reducing the cost of the aircraft of this model, but also provided the helicopter with high competition, so As a matter of fact, a two-year period led to a great popularization of this model. In view of the fact that the design of the aircraft was carefully designed and the technical part was optimized for simplicity of management and to ensure higher reliability, the NADC NA-40 Bongo helicopter coped very successfully with all the necessary test tests, and therefore the project Was sent to mass production, where, according to the data for 2016 year, continued to be.

Issue model helicopters NADC NA-40 Bongo is carried out exclusively as individual kits designed for self-assembly, and, commonality of parts and assemblies allows you to collect the aircraft within just 200-220 hours.


Helicopter scheme NADC NA-40 Bongo


In the cockpit of the helicopter NADC NA-40 Bongo can accommodate two people, however, because of the design features of the model aircraft, transported on board the aircraft of any goods is not possible. However, due to the fact that the helicopter NADC NA-40 Bongo is equipped with twin-control system, the aircraft can be used in teaching and training purposes, which is very greatly expands the scope of operation of the model.

The aircraft NADC NA-40 Bongo equipped aircraft engine brand TE50B / 55, 115 has a capacity of HP, which in turn provides the aircraft the ability to accelerate to speeds in 280 km \ h. (Maximum value), and also allows the aircraft to overcome the distance in kilometers 420.

On the basis of the aircraft NADC NA-40 Bongo, also created and modified versions - NADC NA-42 Barracuda and NADC NA-44 Bion, characterized by a number of technical and design improvements.


Specifications NADC NA-40 Bongo.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 6 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,54 m (depending on version).
  • The diameter of the rotor: 7,4 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 440 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 900 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 280 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 420 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4520 m .;
  • Powerplant: TE50B / 55;
  • Power: 115 hp


View other helicopters


Blog and articles