Tuesday, December 16, 2008

HILLMAN “HORNET”



STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,400. Empty wt. 800. Fuel capacity 22. Rotor span 25'5". Length 21'2". Engine 150-hp Lycoming.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 100. Cruise mph 90. Climb rate 1,000. Ceiling 12,000. Range 200.

The Hornet was the 1978 “Overall Award” winner at Oshkosh and received the “Best Helicopter Design Award” at the Popular Rotorcraft Convention in Rockford, Illinois. Standard features include a comfortable cockpit for two, excellent visibility, room for a variety of avionics, and dual controls. Flight performance has been favorably compared with that of the Hughes 300.



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