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    Guinness for Farthest Distance by Electric Helicopter


    A modified battery-powered manned R44 helicopter set a Guinness world record for the farthest distance traveled by electric helicopter: 30 nautical miles / 55 kilometers

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    Guinness for Farthest Distance by Electric Helicopter


    Tier 1 Engineering, December 11, 2018 - Santa Ana, CA - Tier 1 Engineering announced today that they have set a Guinness World Record for the farthest distance traveled by an electric helicopter.

    The battery-powered manned helicopter achieved a record 30 nautical mile flight to 800 feet altitude with an average speed of 80 knots on Friday, December 7th.

    The helicopter was a modified Robinson R44 test piloted by Captain Ric Webb of OC Helicopters.

    All flights were accomplished at the Los Alamitos Army Airfield under a special airworthiness certificate in the experimental category issued by FAA’s Los Angeles MIDO.

    Tier 1 Engineering accomplished the project under contract from Lung Biotechnology PBC to produce an Electrically-Powered Semi-Autonomous Rotorcraft for Organ Delivery.





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    Robinson R44 II N3115T     ( )

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