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Ultrasport 496

The Ultrasport 496 was designed to meet the FAA regulations as an amateur built kit (FAA 21.191 (g)). Since July 1995, it has under gone complete flight trials and features a powerful 115 HP engine replacing the 65hp powerplant in the single seaters.
The aircraft includes dual controls as standard equipment.

Model 496
Engine option 1 105hp Hirth H30
Electric Start, Dual Carb
Dual CDI (optional Electronic Fuel Injection)
Engine option 2 Turbine in Development
Transmission 12 to 1 Two Stage
Endurance 60 Litre Fuel Tank 2.25 Hours
Ceiling 12,000 feet
H.O.G.E 10,800 feet
H.I.G.E 7,000 feet
Rotor Blades FAA Certified infinite life composite blades
Main Rotor Blades 23' dia 6" Chord
Tail Rotor Blades 2.6' dia 2" Chord
Min. Speed Hover
Length (Cabin) 53" (1346mm)
Maximum Width (Cabin) 48" (1220mm)
Maximum Height (Cabin) 59" (1500mm)
Cruise 65mp/h (105km/h)
Top Speed 104mp/h (167km/h)
Empty Weight 395 lbs. (245 kg)
Useful Load 480 lbs. (268 kg)
Gross Weight 875 lbs. (514 kg)
Width 8 feet (2438 mm)
Height 7' 10" (2388 mm)
Length 19' 9" (6020 mm)

Options Available: Conventional cyclic controls, floats, Baricentric cargo hook
All Ultrasport helicopters are made up of composite body, composite main rotor and shrouded main rotor blades with swept tip for low noise electric start system. Due to continuous improvement, specifications of the ultrasport helicopters are subject to change without notice.
(*FAA restrictions for ultralights). The ultrasport 496 meets the FAA Regulation as an Ultralight Trainer.