Aviaimpeks Angel – Ukrainian light helicopter, designed in 2002 by the aircraft manufacturer Aviaimpeks.
The aircraft model Aviaimpeks Angel began to be developed by the aircraft company Aviaimpeks in the late 90s of the last century. As a basis, Ukrainian aircraft engineers used a number of American models of light helicopters, however, we are talking about the use of only some elements of the external design, since in general, the design of the aircraft is different from the designs of other aircraft developers.
Thanks to its fairly fast development, the Aviaimpeks Angel helicopter was able to secure a low and attractive cost, which in turn allowed it to quickly gain popularity. The aircraft of this model itself is positioned solely as a civilian aircraft, however, if necessary, it can also be used in the armed forces, for example, for training future pilots, performing patrol and observation flights, etc.
The Aviaimpex Angel model made its first helicopter flight in 2002, while the project managed to prove itself very well and successfully passed all the required tests, however, the production of Aviaimpex Angel models is carried out exclusively for existing orders.
Onboard the helicopter Aviaimpeks Angel can accommodate up to three people, including one pilot and two passengers, which greatly limits the commercial use of this aircraft, making it most suitable for training purposes for future pilots, as well as for personal use. A helicopter can also carry small cargoes on board, however, as a rule, it was not involved in this area, due to the lack of sufficient free space inside the aircraft cabin.
The helicopter model Aviaimpeks Angel is equipped with two-piston four-cylinder aircraft engines of the Rotax 912ULS brand, each of which provides the aircraft with the ability to gain the power of 100 hp, which is a very acceptable indicator for a light aircraft. The aircraft Aviaimpeks Angel can cover distances of up to 680 kilometers (ferry range), flying at a cruising speed of 160 km \ h.
Since the production of helicopters of the Aviaimpeks Angel model is carried out exclusively under an existing order, the exact number of aircraft manufactured for this model remains unknown, however, given these circumstances, it is logical to assume that production cannot even reach a small batch level.
- Crew: 1 person;
- Capacity: 2 people;
- The length of the helicopter: 7.45 m.;
- The height of the helicopter: 2,48 m.;
- The diameter of the rotor: 8.28 m.;
- Empty helicopter mass: 524 kg.;
- Maximum take-off weight: 870 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 160 km \ h.;
- Maximum flight speed: 185 km \ h.;
- Maximum flight range: 680 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 6000 m.;
- Powerplant: 2 x Rotax 912ULS;
- Power: 2 x 100 HP