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Kestrel Jet Helicopter Plans
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Code: HM1003
Price: $24.95

Shipping Weight: 0.92 pounds

The Kestrel Jet Helicopter
Construction Manual

The Kestrel is a single-seat ultralight helicopter powered by small jet engines mounted on the tips of the rotorblades. This form of power eliminates the need for a tail rotor, simplifying and reducing the cost of construction.

If ordered separately, the jet-helicopter construction package is available for $23.95 (+$3 postage US, $7 foreign). This package includes the Vortech Catalog.

Please note: this manual provides an overview of the construction of the jet helicopter, showing frame construction and many details regarding the integration of the control system, jets, fuel-flow system, and rotorsystem. The manual provides a schematic view of the rotorhead, but does not detail the construction of the rotorhead, rotorhub, rotorblades or jets. Vortech sells a jet-helicopter rotorhead and the jets, or these parts can be built from separate prints. However, their construction is complex and requires machining..

Specifications of the Kestrel:
Length: 12'; height: 7'; empty wt: 180 lbs; gross wt: 440 lbs; payload (max) 260 lbs; engines (2): G8-2-20 jets; fuel: propane; fuel consump: 12+ gal/hr; rotor dia: 25'; speed (max): 95 mph (63 as ultralight); altitude (max): 12,500'.

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