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Nolan 51-HJ

 

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Eagle's Perch single-seat kit-built helicopter was first flown 1994 as the Perch Nolan 51-HJ.

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A single seat open frame coaxial pendulum helicopter. Steel tube frame, controlled with stick, throttle and rudder, no collective. Hydraulic controls, contra-rotating and two engines preclude autorotation. Engine: 2 x 65 hp Hirth 2706. Rotor blades: 4 blades, 14’ diameter, 4.75” chord, aluminium, asymmetric aerofoil. No tail rotor.

 

Nolan-51HJ

 

Nolan 51-HJ
Engine: 2 x Hirth 2706, 130 hp
Rotor span: 4.11 m
Blade area: 0.12 sq.m
MAUW: 500 kg
Empty weight: 258 kg
Fuel capacity: 37.8 lt
Max speed: 160 kph
Cruise speed: 120 kph
Minimum speed: 0 kph
Climb rate: 15 m/s
Seats: 1
Fuel consumption: 17 lt/hr
Kit price (1998): $18,500

 

Eagle’s Perch
Cruise: 60 mph.
Top speed: 80 mph.
Empty wt: 525 lbs.
Useful load: 325 lbs.
Gross wt: 850lbs.
Width: 5’6”.
Height: 8’.
Length: 14’11’.

Nolan 51-HJ
Engine: 2 x Rotax 503, 50 hp.
HP range: 50-70.
Speed max: 85 mph.
Cruise: 60 mph.
Range: 60 sm.
Fuel cap: 10 USG.
Weight empty: 481 lbs.
Gross: 775 lbs.
Height: 8.5 ft.
Length: 14.25 ft.
Disk span: 13.5 ft.
Seats: 1.
Landing gear: skids.

 


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