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Enstrom F-28

280 / 480 / 485



The Enstrom Helicopter Corp of Menominee, Michigan, USA was founded in 1959 by Rudy Enstrom, initially as the R J Enstrom Corp.

The company produces three models, the piston-engined F-28, the more aerodynamic 280 and the turbine-engined 480, each with their own variants.

Functions: Utilily / trainer

First Flights :
F-28 : 1960
F-28A : 1968
280L : 1978
F-28F Falcon : 1980
280FX Shark : 1984
F28F-P Sentinel : 1987
480 : 1988     As the TH-28, the 480 lost the US Army NTH competition (New Training Helicopter program) against the Bell 206B JetRanger III (TH-67)

Crew / Load: 1 / 2

F-28F
Engines: 1 * 225 shp Lycoming HIO-360-F1AD w/turbocharger
Top Speed: 180 km/h
Max Rate of Climb: 442 mpm
Range: Max.: 423 km
Ceiling: 3.658 m
Weight: Empty: 712 kg -- Max: 1180
Rotor Span: 9.75 m
Length: 8.9 m
Height: 2.74 m


Contribution: Petr Zaoral and Steve Atherton





Enstrom 485

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