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Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby Twistgrip » Tue Aug 25 2020, 06:59

This looks interesting!

If nothing else it sure looks the goods. Article attached below.

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https://www.verticalmag.com/press-releases/hill-helicopters-redefines-helicopter-design-with-the-new-hx50/
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby Wannabe60Driver » Tue Aug 25 2020, 07:58

Never any shortage of guys that underestimate just how much it costs to develop, certify, and market a new aircraft.

Take a look at Kopter. $US270Mn invested in 2016. Another SwFr185Mn in 2018.

Leonardo bought the whole program this year for SwFr150Mn.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... cquisition
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby Eric Hunt » Tue Aug 25 2020, 09:56

There's a thread on this running on Proon
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby Gonsky » Tue Aug 25 2020, 21:05

“The helicopter industry has long awaited an Elon Musk-style disruption that redefines the modern helicopter. The wait is over, Design features include an all-composite, three-blade main rotor, retractable landing gear, and a ducted tail rotor"


Yep that is seriously disrupting. :roll:

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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby havick » Tue Aug 25 2020, 21:20

Gonsky wrote:
“The helicopter industry has long awaited an Elon Musk-style disruption that redefines the modern helicopter. The wait is over, Design features include an all-composite, three-blade main rotor, retractable landing gear, and a ducted tail rotor"


Yep that is seriously disrupting. :roll:

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Yep, disrupting the investors bank balances.
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby Ala rotante » Wed Aug 26 2020, 05:25

New Ideas are always welcome if they intends to improve quality and safety.

But have a look at this machine, the Konner K2, a 4, spacious, seaters + baggage compartment at the back with rear door. 4 blades rotor sistem, carbon-fibre structure, full glass cockpit, central cyclic and keep going, diesel/eco diesel gas turbine, 130kn cruise speed and if you think this is not enough, optional is an electric motor directly connected to the main GB, in case of an engine failure the battery supply the electric motor that spin the rotor for two minutes for a safer a power landing.... certificate in South America ( not sure what country). Working in progress for EASA certification, available fully built or in a kit. Price? Just over a million AU

They also have the two seater + baggage compartment, diesel gas turbine.

All built ( I mean everything) by the same company in Amaro UD Italy.

I’m planning to go there for a visit when the borders will be reopened.....

https://www.konnerhelicopters.com/home/
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Postby godfather007 » Thu Aug 27 2020, 05:40

Hey Ala.
Nice post and machine.
I have not looked into the whole concept yet.
I’m glad I found the English button on the website. The only Italian I know are bad words..
hope you get to sit in and have a fly one day!
Perhaps I can do the same before I retire in peace and ability!
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby Ala rotante » Fri Aug 28 2020, 05:07

Hi GF!

Thanks, I still have relatives there at about 1 hour drive from the factory..

But what I like the best is the “selling customer services”

Here below from the konner website:

TRY K1

If you’re thinking about buying a K1, Konner will be pleased to receive You in Friuli, and more precisely in Carnia, the ideal place to try our helicopter, staying in wonderful farmhouses, eating local culinary specialties and flying above the Carnic Alps.
The program provides:
First day
guided tour in Konner’s facilities
lunch in a characteristic place, where the first taste of our cuisine and wine will leave you speechless

Not sure if I could keep my 73 kg there......
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby hand in pants » Mon Aug 31 2020, 04:12

The aircraft in the photo doesn't look like it has 4 main rotor blades.
Just saying.
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby Ala rotante » Mon Aug 31 2020, 04:45

hand in pants wrote:The aircraft in the photo doesn't look like it has 4 main rotor blades.
Just saying.



Same aircraft with different prospective
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby Ala rotante » Mon Aug 31 2020, 04:51

)c/ Old Grumpy but Handsome Man 8)
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby Eric Hunt » Mon Aug 31 2020, 05:02

That Konner machine above has a very blunt fairing in front of the txmsn?
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby NZHelo » Mon Aug 31 2020, 22:43

Exciting times should the door not me closed properly.
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby kiwiandy » Mon Sep 7 2020, 00:10

Ala rotante wrote:https://youtu.be/Vk8nopBPl4k


Do I assume that all the manoeuvres shown in the video are all allowed/recomended by the manufacturer??

The upper shroud in front of the mast doesnt look very aerodynamic??
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby bangequalsbad » Mon Sep 7 2020, 03:57

NZHelo wrote:Exciting times should the door not me closed properly.

Less exciting than a 130 with a big door...
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby bangequalsbad » Mon Sep 7 2020, 03:59

kiwiandy wrote:
Do I assume that all the manoeuvres shown in the video are all allowed/recomended by the manufacturer??


:D
I had expected to see some loops or barrel rolls... Alas...
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby hand in pants » Mon Sep 7 2020, 04:59

Looked at the video, 3 minutes and 11 seconds of average flying, time I'll never get back.
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby homersimpson » Mon Sep 7 2020, 05:25

hand in pants wrote:Looked at the video, 3 minutes and 11 seconds of average flying, time I'll never get back.


Agreed with HIP. Music is too dramatic for what he’s doing. Show some autos or lifting heavy stuff.
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby helihangar » Tue Dec 8 2020, 23:20

It is sexy AF.
Good article. I hope that he succeeds. It would be great to see General aviation step up into the future.

https://verticalmag.com/news/hill-helic ... content=V1
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Re: Hill Helicopters 5 seater

Postby Eric Hunt » Wed Dec 9 2020, 01:20

Aimed at people who own supercars, but expects them to be owner/builders??

How many Lamborghini owners built their own? Who would want to fly in something built by, for example, Rowan Atkinson, who crashed his McLaren just after buying it?

Factory built, or forget it.

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