sharkbait Posted September 21, 2005 Report Share Posted September 21, 2005 I just thought it would be fun for people to come out with what they think would be the ideal helicopter for the job they usually do. DeHavilland actually conducted such a survey before they designed the Beaver. It doesn't have to be fully detailed. Technology within the bounds of reality ( No warp speed or cloaking devices!) Anyhoo I will start with the Bung Vertileap 2005 Offshore Mk1: 160 KT Cruise @ Best range speed@ max Gross. 185 KT VNE 200 NM Operational Radius with IFR Reserves. 700 NM with IFR reserves Ferry range without extra tanks - but provision for them. 15 Pax and lots of Baggage space ( 250 LBS per pax+Bags ) @ 200 NM mission range Twin engines - placed so that access to both sides of each engine is possible. OEI Hover and flyaway at Max gross at 1000 ft @ 35 Deg C. 0 wind ( without having to replace the other engine afterwards Thank you very much ) FADEC or DECU or whatever you wanna call it. Throttles on the collective - because that is where they should be! No Boost pumps No AC power High and Low Pressure refueling. No center column or consul in the cockpit. free Access to the pax area. Glass cockpit dual GPS. Radar, TCAS , Satphone and flight following - all the bells and whistles. 4 axis outo pilot with Auto hover. Comfortable fully adjustable pilot seats. Good Visibility of helideck from the cockpit. Easy access doors to the cockpit ( sliding would be good ) Hoist provisions. 2 stretcher capability without any seat removal. Sliding doors for the pax compartment - Fully jettisonable External liferafts. Sliding doors for the Baggage compartment - can be opened from either side while pax doors open. Rotor system and tail rotor with at least 7.5 foot clearance on the ground at idle at Max gross. And MOST IMPORTANT - Airconditioned Big time!!!!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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