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MD-900 Explorer

This HFI model is part of the world's largest public display of scale model helicopters

Aircraft Specifications
First Flight:
Main Rotor:
33 ft., 10in.
2 x 630 shp Pratt and Whitney 206B
Max Speed:
170 mph
12 ft
31 ft., 10 in.
Gross Weight:
6,000 lbs.
Empty Weight:
3,265 lbs.

About the Aircraft: The MD-900 Explorer utilizes the (NOTAR--No Tail Rotor) anti-torque and directional control system in place of tail rotors. The Explorer's advantages include increased safety and reliability, and less noise than conventional helicopters that have tail rotors. The Explorer is used for emergency medical services, air rescue, law enforcement and general utility missions.

Works Referenced

MD 500E | Page 9 of 11 | MD 500