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RotorWay Scorpion

By Wikipedia,
the free encyclopedia,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpion_(helicopter)

Scorpion
Role kit helicopter
Manufacturer Rotorway
Designed by B.J. Schramm

The Scorpion line of helicopters was manufactured by RotorWay International, starting in 1967 with the original Scorpion model, and ending with the discontinuation of the Scorpion 145 in 1984.

Scorpion

The Scorpion prototype was made in 1966, followed by the production of Scorpion kits in 1968.

  • Gross Weight: about 700 lb (318 kg)
  • Useful Load: 425 lb (193 kg)
  • Range: 160 miles (257 km)
  • Cruise Speed: 65 mph (105 km/h)
  • Rate of Climb: 900 ft/min at sea level

Scorpion Too

The Scorpion Too, or Scorpion II, was the first two-seater manufactured by RotorWay. It took about 2,000 hours to complete.

  • Gross Weight: 1125 lb (510 kg)
  • Useful Load: 435 lb (197 kg)
  • Range: 125 miles (201 km)
  • Cruise Speed: 75 mph (121 km/h)
  • Rate of Climb: 1000 ft/min at sea level

Scorpion 133

Introduced in 1976, the Scorpion 133 was no different from the Scorpion Too, except for the new RW133 engine installed. This engine, the first built by RotorWay, was a 4 cylinder, 4 cycle, 133 horsepower (99 kW) engine. In 1977, because of the increased engine power, the length of the Scorpion's blades increased, from 24 feet (7.3 m) to 25 feet (7.6 m).

  • Gross Weight: 1235 lb (560 kg)
  • Useful Load: 420 lb (191 kg)
  • Range: 130 nautical miles (241 km) with one person, 79 NM (146 km) with two people
  • Cruise Speed: 80 mph (129 km/h)
  • Rate of Climb: 800 ft/min

Scorpion 145

Produced briefly in 1984, the Scorpion 145 contained the RW145 engine developed by RotorWay.

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Published - July 2009














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