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    Kestrel Jet Helicopter

    Vortech, Inc.
    P. O. Box 511
    Fallston, MD 21047
    United States

    Phone: 410-668-2757

    http://www.prismz.com/helio
    zacht01@hotmail.com

    CATEGORY:
    Type RotorcraftSport-Pilot Compliant No
    Status Current
    Categories Helicopter, Ultralight, Twin
    PERFORMANCE:
    Max Speed (mph) 63Service Ceiling (ft) 12500
    Cruise Speed (mph) 55Rate of Climb (fpm) 1000
    Stall Speed (mph)Takeoff Distance (ft) 0
    Range (statute mi) 20Landing Distance (ft) 0
    POWERPLANT:
    Engine G8-2-20 jets (2)
    Design Horsepower 36H.P. Low Range 36
    Fuel Capacity (US Gal.) 5H.P. High Range 60
    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
    Empty Weight (lb) 170Useful Load (lb) 255
    Gross Weight (lb) 425
    Wing Area (ft2) 491Length (ft) 12
    Wingspan (ft) 25Height (ft) 7
    DESIGN:
    Wing Design RotorFolding Wings No
    No. of Seats 1Tandem No
    Cockpit Width (in) 22
    Landing Gear Skid
    Materials Metal, Tube
    KIT AND PLANS:
    Kit Available YesQuick-build Available No
    Plans Available YesIncludes Engine No
    Beginner Build Time (hrs) 250Number Built & Flown 6
    Kit Cost ($US) $16,995Plans Cost ($US) $27
    Build Cost Range $18,000 - $20,000
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