A World-Class Plans-Built Design
Kinney Hot Rod Helicopter
(HRH) is a true world-class, cross-country
performer, with features that easily surpass those of virtually any
other single-seat homebult helicopter. The outstanding features of the
While most single-seat
homebuilt helicopters are powered by a relatively small (48 to 65 hp)
2-cylinder 2-cycle engine which, of course, limits their range and
performance, the HRH uses a powerful 165 hp 4-cycle, 4 cylinder
Subaru. This engine has proven its reliability in over hundreds of hours of
flight, yet is lower in cost than many of the small 2-cycle engines!
It employs a computer-controlled fuel-air mixture, redundant fuel pumps,
and multi-port fuel injection. It uses regular gasoline.
Note: Although turbine engines are becoming popular, they
offer far more dazzle than practicality, with a high initial cost, short
life and high fuel consumption.
heavy-duty, sophisticated rotor head provides full cyclic and collective
pitch, with an electronic system for maintaining rotor speed. The main
blades are constructed of long-lasting composite materials.
The tail rotor is
shaft driven as opposed to the belt drive used in many homebuilts
enclosed composite cabin offers easy entry and full comfort. It features
a fully equipped panel with both digital and analog instrumentation; a
vinyl-covered seat with comfortable energy-absorbing foam and a
"crumple-zone" support; a 4-point aircraft seat belt; and a tinted
polycarbonate windshield. Addition of doors and a catalytic heater
provide year-round comfort.
powder-coated airframe is formed of aircraft-grade 4130 chro-moly steel,
the primary structure both welded and bolted together with aircraft
hardware for strength and durability. Most of the aluminum parts are
black anodized. Overall, the superbly engineered components are
organized for maximum structural integrity while allowing ease of inspection,
service and mantenance.
combines good looks with outstanding maneuverability and cross-country
stated, no other design in its class offers the HRH's combination
of smooth, light-touch controls and state-of-the-art performance,
whether for sport flying or a wide range of practical applications.