Hummingbird

A Kit Helicopter with Superior Engineering

The Hummingbird is a single engine, single three-bladed main rotor type helicopter, with a tail rotor. The fuselage is made of aluminum and composites. The Hummingbird is powered by a six cylinder aviation aircraft engine. The transmission system consists of a clutch/freewheel unit between the engine and main gearbox, a main driveshaft extending from the top of the main gearbox to the main rotorhead, and a take-off drive from the main gearbox which drives the tail rotor driveshaft, intermediate gearbox and tail rotor assembly. These parts are manufactured to strict FAA design standards.

Hummingbird Cabin

A Kit Helicopter with Room for Four and More

The Hummingbird cabin sits comfortably four large people. The cabin is 55 inches wide, 56 inches high from floor to ceiling, and 110 inches in length. Two baggage areas 15” L x 20” W x 13” H are located under the forward two seats. Fly four people comfortably or two people, 375 miles, with 220 lbs. of camping gear.

Prefabricated Components

An Easy to Build Kit Helicopter

The many prefabricated components of the Hummingbird make the kit an easy project for the first time builder. The average build time of only 1200 hours is one of the lowest in the kit helicopter industry. There is no welding or composite work, only minor fabrication, and all major components are pre-assembled. The rotor blades for example come to you painted, balanced, and ready for installation. These blades have 7 degrees of twist to enhance performance.

Hummingbird Helicopter Kit

The Most Complete Helicopter Kit

The Hummingbird helicopter kit is assembled in 14 easy to follow sections. The first section consists of building the lower cabin. In this section, you will learn about real aircraft sheet metal fabrication and aircraft assembly. In the next section you will receive the upper cabin assembled. After fitting the upper and lower cabin together, you’re off and running! The landing gear is next, and then the nose. Flight controls, electrical components, instrumentation and fuel systems are next for installation. The tailcone section is supplied assembled by the technicians at Vertical Aviation Technologies to assure uniformity. The powerplant and gearboxes are assembled for installation when you receive them. The main rotor blades and tail rotor blades will then come to you completely ready to install. They will have been painted and pre-balanced at our factory. After rigging all the flight controls and cables, and calculating the Hummingbird’s weight and balance, it’s ready to fly.

PERFORMANCE
RANGE380 MILES
MAXIMUM SPEED (VNE)110 MPH
RATE OF CLIMB1250 F.P.M. AT 2300 LBS
RATE OF CLIMB950 F.P.M. AT 2800 LBS
SERVICE CEILING14000
POWERPLANTIO-540 320 H.P. derated to 280
FUEL CONSUMPTION15 GAL/HR
GROSS WEIGHT2800 LBS
EMPTY WEIGHT1790 LBS (no interior)
USEFUL LOAD1010 LBS
FUEL CAPACITY57 GALLONS U.S.
MAX CREW1
MAX PASSENGERS3

POWERPLANT SPECIFICATIONS

POWERPLANT MODEL

TITAN 6 CYLINDER IO-540 WITH COLD AIR INDUCTION

RATED POWERPLANT HORSEPOWER

320 H.P. DERATED TO 280 H.P.

OPERATING R.P.M.

3000 TO 3275

FUEL

91 OCTANE UP TO 100LL

MAIN ROTOR R.P.M.

260 TO 350