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#1 pilotarix

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 16:20

Hi all, 
 
Most of you may have seen this already, but I just found it.
 
 
The price at the end of the page looks at least interesting but something seems to be wrong here. All information I could find say that this thing is build in Ukraine, maybe assembled here but made from US materials?
They state that the price is for a complete assembled ship ready to fly ... hard to believe or too good to be true. What am I missing here?
 
Thanks 
Chris

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 19:24

Max take-off weight of 1950 lbs with a IO-390, putting out 210 horsepower on their website. Very impressive helicopterif it indeed costs $200k. I love it when there are companies out there giving Robinson, and maybe even the entire U.S. heli manufacturing industry, a run for their money.

 

Is this supposed to be a kit helicopter?

 

Best information I could find on it is this wikipedia article in Ukranian, let it translate.

https://uk.wikipedia.../Skyline_SL-231


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 13:02

I sent an email asking for some more technical specs and they got back to me.

 

2000 hour TBO, it's an experimental category aircraft. For $200k you get the disassembled kit, requiring about 300-350 man hours to put together. Their operating costs state a $31,000 aircraft overhaul cost and the usual $30k for the engine.

 

They have their own modified lycoming engine as an option. A supercharged liquid cooled engine called the IOX-390LS



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Posted 01 April 2018 - 09:56

I sat in one a couple of years ago at OshKosh. Fairly impressive to look at. Very wide cabin,ridged rotorhead, lycoming engine (air cooled). If you look at all the videos, their manufacturing facilities look impressive as well. Not sure if anyone has actually flown one here in he US.

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 13:45

Here is more information about the Scout that is not on their website, including interior/avionics pics/specs: https://www.artlebed...scout/interior/



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 09:34

I found a couple of other infos and videos and all looks pretty promising. I think it's far overdue that the established manufacturers of small helicopters got some serious competitors. Only that way there will be further development and better technologies for the future. In addition that may have a positive impact on the price of such machines event though I can't really imagine that. Looking at one of the newcomers on the European market the Guimbal Gabri G2, which is way more expensive than an R22 but there might be a good reason and at least in Europe people seem to be willing to pay the price for that. 
 
Another interesting 2 seater option on the kit helicopter market is the Dynali H3, he has his origin also in Europe (Belgium) and there he can be purchased as a certified ship (engine is Rotax 912 - 914 turbo) in the ultralight helicopter category (MTOW 450kg). There seems to be a distributor for the US market Hangar36 but other than a website not much info out there.  
 
thanks
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