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Hiller Aircraft Co. Hornet

This HFI model is part of the world's largest public display of scale model helicopters. It was built to 1/50 scale.

Aircraft Specifications
First Flight:
Main Rotor:
23 ft.
2 x 35 shp Hiller 8RJ (RamJets)
Max Speed:
70 mph
6 ft., 8in.
12 ft., 8 in.
Gross Weight:
900 lbs.
Empty Weight:
340 lbs.

About the Aircraft:
This two-seat helicopter was the first ram-jet helicopter developed by Hiller. Each tip of the two-bladed rotor had a ram-jet engine weighing 11 lbs. which could not start working until the rotor was turning at 150 mph. Three different prototypes were built: one completely covered in, and the other two open.

Works Referenced

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