Ultralight helicopters are actually almost similar to regular sized helicopters only that they are lighter and have a much simpler construction. They usually have one or two seats, and no cockpit. They don't fly as high or as fast as a regular helicopter or carry much load but it is important to note that they are fully functional helicopters and one has to have some knowledge on what they are doing.
The Mosquito XE Ultralight Helicopter airframe is a unibody construction made entirely of high quality fiberglass in a vinyl-ester matrix. Body and structure are the same to minimize weight and maximize structural efficiency. The helicopter has an empty weight of 135 kg and a maximum weight of 260 kg while carrying a driver. It can fly at a maximum speed of 130 kph and has a flight time of one hour.
The Mosquito XE is powered by Compact Radial Engine's - MZ202, 64-hp, a two cycle, two cylinder engine. The Mosquito offers an advantageous power-to- weight ratio, a compact size and is easy to manoeuvre, allowing the user to fly as easily as possible.
Most countries do not require a pilot’s license to fly ultralight helicopters however some flight training is recommended since flying these helicopters isn’t a simple task and requires practice.
This helicopter is advantageous since it can land in small areas, and it can also be transported by trailer, if necessary. They can also be a great training tool for military and police pilots as well as civilian schools in a at a cheaper cost.
Currently the aircraft costs $32,000 USD which is a great price for a helicopter. With that price you may be the owner of your very own personal helicopter.
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