The Heli-star is a two place, homebuilt three rotor helicopter designed by Mike Meger, flight director of Enstrom.
It was equipped with tricycle landing gear, using modified Enstrom F-28 helicopter rotor blades, gearbox and tail boom.Developed in 1969, it was first flown on 25 March 1971.
The helicopter can be flown from either seat with dual controls. The fuselage splits open at the windshield line, sliding forward for access. The helicopter was demonstrated with the front section slid open in flight.
Only the one was built.
Engine: 1 × Lycoming HIO-360-C1A , 205 hp (153 kW)
Main rotor diameter: 3× 29 ft 6 in (8.99 m)
Length: 29 ft (8.8 m)
Height: 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m)
Empty weight: 1,450 lb (658 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 2,100 lb (953 kg)
Maximum speed: 100 kn (115 mph; 185 km/h)
Cruise speed: 78 kn (90 mph; 144 km/h)
Service ceiling: 13,000 ft (4,000 m)
Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
Disk loading: 2.1 lb/sq ft (10 kg/m2)
Capacity: 1 passenger