Helicopter Vortech Commuter II. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Vortech Commuter II. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Vortech Commuter II. Specifications. A photo.


Vortech Commuter II - Double American helicopter, developed in 1972, the aircraft manufacturer «Vortech Inc.».


Vortech Commuter II photo


Design helicopter model Vortech Commuter II began the American aircraft manufacturers in 1969 year, at the same time as a support base, developers used a model aircraft Helicom Commuter II, which has undergone a number of technical changes as well as changes in the exterior design, which ensured him a very high popularity, including manifests itself today.

Through the use of a new and improved design, the helicopter Vortech Commuter II gained more aerodynamic shape, which in turn will improve its management, reduced drag during flight, increased maneuverability and impact on the increase of the maximum speed of flight.

His first flight of the aircraft Vortech Commuter II produced in the year 1972, in this case, the test trials were highly successful, as a consequence, the aircraft almost immediately went into mass production. The release of the aircraft was carried out by American company «Vortech Inc.» in two different versions - as is already fully operational helicopters, and as self-assembly kits for future owners, provided that the minimum value at a sufficiently high performance of the aircraft .


Photo Vortech Commuter II 


Scope helicopter Vortech Commuter II is very limited, however, as private aircraft, it proved to be very popular, in particular, the helicopter can be used to carry out overflights at short distances, to perform patrol and surveillance flights, etc.

The cabin of the aircraft Vortech Commuter II apparatus capable of accommodating two people on board - the pilot and one passenger, however, due to several structural features of it, carrying any cargo is not possible, to some extent reduced the demand for this model. Initially it was assumed that the helicopter Vortech Commuter II can get used as educational and training tools, but the aircraft never gained control coupled, in this connection, this feature was not available for him.


Helicopter Vortech Commuter II 


The power plant helicopter Vortech Commuter II is represented by one four-cylinder piston aircraft engine marks the Lycoming, having a capacity of 150 hp, which allows the aircraft to accelerate to maximum speed in 165 km \ h., While the maximum range of the following aircraft reaches 365 km, which is quite acceptable for a fairly inexpensive helicopter.


Specifications Vortech Commuter II.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 6,72 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,44 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 7,62 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 317 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 600 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 115 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 165 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 365 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3400 m .;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming;
  • Power: 150 hp



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