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I'm flying on a job that is using a K-MAX as well.I hear all kind of numbers for that machine.

6000 pounds on the hook easy,or others are saying 5000 pounds. Who's right?

Is it that good of a lifter? Anybody on the forum flying them?

I'd like to have "info"!!

 

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I'm flying on a job that is using a K-MAX as well.I hear all kind of numbers for that machine.

6000 pounds on the hook easy,or others are saying 5000 pounds. Who's right?

Is it that good of a lifter? Anybody on the forum flying them?

I'd like to have "info"!!

 

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Which company is it?

 

K-Max

Max gross weight (with external load) 12,000 lb/ 5443 kg

Max gross weight (without external load) 7,000 lb/ 3175 kg

Empty weight 5,145 lb/ 2334 kg

Useful load 6,855 lb/ 3109 kg

Cargo hook capacity 6,000 lb/ 2722 kg

Lift Performance — ISA +15° C

Sea Level 6,000 lb/ 2722 kg

5,000 feet 5,663 lb/ 2574 kg

10,000 feet 5,163 lb/ 2347 kg

15,000 feet 4,313 lb/ 1960 kg

Hover Performance — 4,000 feet, 35° C (95° F)

Hover IGE 12,000 lb/ 5443 kg

Hover OGE 11,500 lb/ 5216 kg

Powerplant

Model Honeywell T53-17 gas turbine

Thermodynamic rating 1,800 shaft horsepower

Maximum airspeed

Without external load 100 kt/ 185.2 kph

With external load 80 kt/ 148.2 kph

 

 

 

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Which company is it?

 

K-Max

Max gross weight (with external load) 12,000 lb/ 5443 kg

Max gross weight (without external load) 7,000 lb/ 3175 kg

Empty weight 5,145 lb/ 2334 kg

Useful load 6,855 lb/ 3109 kg

Cargo hook capacity 6,000 lb/ 2722 kg

Lift Performance — ISA +15° C

Sea Level 6,000 lb/ 2722 kg

5,000 feet 5,663 lb/ 2574 kg

10,000 feet 5,163 lb/ 2347 kg

15,000 feet 4,313 lb/ 1960 kg

Hover Performance — 4,000 feet, 35° C (95° F)

Hover IGE 12,000 lb/ 5443 kg

Hover OGE 11,500 lb/ 5216 kg

 

JacDor's numbers are about bang on with slight differences given to engine performance and Terrain.

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JacDor's numbers are about bang on with slight differences given to engine performance and Terrain.

 

 

 

As a note here, these numbers were taken from the Kaman Helicopter's Website.

Copied and Pasted here. I do not fly the K-Max

 

JD

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Not only will it walk away at gross weight it doesnt settle with power either

 

Listen to Freddie, folks, he only has about a gazillion hours on them!

 

And he's good stick to boot!

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The short of the long of it - 6000 lbs no problem, with caveats.

 

Every aircraft will settle with power. The K 1200 Kmax will not experience Vortex Ring State due to the intermeshing main rotor design. But that's in my less than a gazillion hours of experience...

 

 

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