Boeing MD Explorer

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeLight twin helicopter
  • Powerplants902 - Two 469kW (629shp) (takeoff rating) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206E turboshafts driving a five blade main rotor. Will later become available with two 478kW (641shp) (takeoff rating) Turboméca TM3192 Arrius 2Cs.
  • Performance902 with PW206Es - Max cruising speed 252km/h (136kt). Initial rate of climb 2250ft/min. Service ceiling 18,000ft. Hovering ceiling in ground effect 11,000ft (ISA), out of ground effect 9600ft (ISA). Max range 559km (302nm). Max endurance 2.4hr.
  • Weights902 - Standard empty 1543kg (3402lb), max takeoff 2835kg (6250lb), or 3130kg (6900lb) with external sling load.
  • DimentionsRotor diameter 10.31m (33ft 10in), length overall 11.84m (38ft 10in), fuselage length 9.85m (32ft 4in), height 3.66m (12ft 0in). Main rotor disc area 83.5m2 (899.0sq ft).
  • CapacityOne pilot and passenger on front bucket seats with six passengers in main cabin in club seating arrangement. Max seating for 10 (including pilot). Alternatively can be configured with stretchers and seating for medical attendants.
  • ProductionApproximately 40 delivered by late 1998.

Created by Mcdonnell Douglas, the Boeing MD Explorer light twin helicopter is the first all new outline to join the extraordinary NOTAR (NO Tail Rotor) framework.

Mcdonnell Douglas Helicopters dispatched the Explorer as the MDX in January 1989. To start with flight occurred on December 18 1992. Full certificate for the beginning Pw206b controlled MD 900 variant was allowed in December 1994.

A standout amongst the most developed helicopters in its market fragment, the MD Explorer gimmicks Boeing's interesting NOTAR hostile to torque framework (depicted in point of interest under the MD 520n entrance), with profits including expanded security, far lower commotion levels and execution and controllability improvements.

The outline additionally emphasizes a progressed bearingless five sharpened steel principle rotor with composite edges, in addition to a carbonfibre fuselage and tail. Introductory airplane are fueled by two Pratt & Whitney Canada Pw206bs (the Explorer was the first application for the Pw200 arrangement).

The enhanced Explorer 902 supplanted the MD 900 in September 1997. Gimmicks of the MD 902 incorporate Pw206e motors with higher one motor broken appraisals, changed motor air channels, enhanced NOTAR channel outline and an all the more capable stabilizer control framework. Profits incorporate enhanced reach and persistence and an expanded max takeoff weight.

On August 31 1998 the 902 designed Explorer turned into the first helicopter to be approved by Europe's JAA JAR Part 27 Category A rules, which obliges helicopters be fit for securely proceeding with flight amid takeoff or arriving on a solitary motor.

Like the MD 520n and MD 600n singles the MD Explorer line is available to be purchased. In 1998 US administrative powers precluded an arranged offer of every one of the three lines to Bell. Belgian organization Helifly has communicated an investment.

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