The Syton AH130 is a new Helicopter produced by Alpi Aviation which is unique in that it allows the pilot to fly the helicopter on a Microlight Licence with a Helicopter endorsement (pending) This is a high tech Turbine Helicopter which looks and flies just like the big boys. Read on to find out more about how Aerosport Aviation can help you realize your dream to become a helicopter pilot and owner.
Design and development
The RotorWay Exec was developed into a turbine-powered version in 1996 by AvioTecnica of Italy and marketed as the AvioTecnica ES-101 Raven. In 2008 the Raven design was acquired by Alpi and further developed into the Syton AH130 Ultra Light Helicopter.
The AH 130 externally resembles the RotorWay Exec. It features a single main rotor, a two-seats-in side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit, skid-type landing gear and a 130 hp (97 kW) Solar T62auxiliary power unit employed as a turboshaft engine. Its 7.63 m (25.0 ft) diameter two-bladed rotor has a chord of 20 cm (7.9 in). The aircraft has an empty weight of 290 kg (639 lb) and a gross weight of 580 kg (1,279 lb), giving a useful load of 290 kg (639 lb). With full fuel of 90 litres (20 imp gal; 24 US gal) the payload is 225 kg (496 lb).