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VRT500 aerodynamic testing begins

10th July 2018 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russian Helicopters’ VR-Technologies construction bureau has started aerodynamic testing of the VRT500 light utility helicopter at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute, Rostec announced on 4 July.

The VRT500 is a single-engine helicopter that features a contra rotating propeller drive system. The aircraft’s cargo and passenger cabin can accommodate up to five people.

The helicopter is equipped with an interactive control system. It can fly at speeds of up to 250km/h, cover distances of up to 860km and carry up to 730kg of payload.

The aircraft is designed for passenger, multi-purpose, cargo, training, VIP and SAR missions.

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