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  • Vertical Aviation Technologies  Hummingbird

    Vertical Aviation Technologies at Sanford, Florida built its first Hummingbird helicopter in 1991 by converting an original Sikorsky S-52-3. The subsequent Hummingbird 260L was powered by a Lycoming IVO-435 engine (265 hp) and the new 300L uses a General Motors LS7 V-8 automotive conversion engine (325 hp). The aircraft is supplied as a kit.
    In 2016 began the developement of the S-52L which maintains same airframe, rotor system, transmission and powerplant but with new tail surfaces, fuel system, electrical, instrumentation, interior and flight controls. Powered by a Continental (Titan) 6-cylinder 300 hp UI-540 derated to 245 hp.
    As of 2020, around 25 helicopters of all the variants have been built





    List of Operators of Vertical Aviation Technologies Hummingbird


    From Organisation with model Hummingbird





    Construction Numbers

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    C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    52-014 HO5S-1 1952 US 125521,N4643S,G-BVBD
    52-046 HO5S-1 1952 US 128616,G-BVBO,N9329R

    2 C/N.


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