On 3-4 December 2018, we performed test flights of Gyro-Tech carbon blades on Robinson R22 helicopter in ultralight class.
Below you can see pilot’s report from the test.
Conditions for the test:
– Sea level
– QNH 1020
– Humidity 70%
– Air temp 15-17°C
– Wind: calm
– Crew: 1 person
– Place: Viareggio, Italy
– Test Pilot: Mauro Antongiovanni
Advantages of Gyro-Tech carbon blades:
1) Speed increase of 5 kts
2) Much bigger inertia
3) Much better autorotation (vertical speed 1650 ft/min with carbon blades vs. 1800 ft/min with original aluminium blades)
4) 10% less noise
5) Simulation of engine failures during takeoff in 2 persons – GT carbon blades keep energy up to 4 sec
– Original aluminium blades only 1 sec.
This is the first R22 helicopter in the world equipped with Gyro-Tech blades!
Soon the blades will be in our offer 🙂
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