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Revolution Mini 500


Designed by Augusto Cicare, the Mini 500 was developed by Dennis Fetters, and utilises a single, semi-rigid, teetering, underslung main rotor and free-teetering, rigid in-plane tail rotor, and first flew in 1992. A single seat fully enclosed helicopter. Steel tube frame covered with a composite body enclosure. Tail boom is aluminium.


By 1998 around 400 examples had been sold.


Engine: Rotax 582, 67 hp
Rotor blades: Composite 19’2”
Height: 8.3 ft
Length: 22.6 ft
Disk span: 19.2 ft
Tail rotor: aluminium 3’10”.
Fuel cap: 14.7 USG
Weight empty: 485 lb
Gross: 840 lb
Speed max: 115 mph
Cruise: 65-83 kt
Range: 225 sm
ROC: 1100 fpm
Service ceiling: 10,000 ft
Seats: 1
Landing gear: skids


Engine: Rotax 582, 64 hp
Rotor span: 6.85 m
Blade area: 0.2 sq.m
MAUW: 350 kg
Empty weight: 155 kg
Fuel capacity: 57 lt
Max speed: 155 kph
Cruise speed: 100 kph
Minimum speed: 0 kph
Climb rate: 5.5 m/s
Seats: 1
Kit price (1998): US$32,900





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