HeliRussia 2017 to showcase the new ultralight helicopter Afalina
The 10th anniversary International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia has already become the most anticipated helicopter event of the year in the region. The visitors would have a chance to see a great display this year. One of the most notable exhibits would be a flight model of the ultralight helicopter Afalina by Heliwhale. Premiere of the new helicopter took place at HeliRussia 2015 and it became one of the most discussed news.
The helicopter to be shown at HeliRussia 2017 is now being prepared for flight trials. In the past two years Afalina’s development has been underway with design improvement, modular layout and endurance tests for separate systems and units.
Afalina is a lightweight single-engine twin-rotor coaxial helicopter with a tandem pilot positioning. The helicopter is equipped with a Rotax 914 UL turbo charged engine with 115 hp output. The distinguishing feature of this engine is use of regular widely available AI-95 gasoline instead of the aviation fuel. Take-off mass of the light helicopter is just 500 kg and the estimated maximum speed is 250 km/h.
The new helicopter is suitable for a wide range of missions including flight training, monitoring, passenger transportation, agricultural work, helicopter sport and much more. Afalina has the potential to achieve great popularity amongst the aviation enthusiasts on the market. More information about this helicopter and its development process will be available at HeliRussia 2017, held from 25 to 27 May in Moscow at the Crocus Expo IEC.
International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia is held in accordance with the Russian Government’s decree. It annually demonstrates achievements, novelties and new trends in aviation. Visitors of the expo have a chance to get the full information on the state of affairs in helicopter industry and to get acquainted with a wide range of products and services. An important part of the expo is its business program that raises many topical issues.
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