TH-6B Cayuse helicopter: Aircraft profile
The TH-6B aircraft is a four-place, dual control, single engine helicopter.
It is equipped with a single main rotor, tail rotor, and an oleo damped, skid-type landing gear.
The four-bladed main rotor system is fully articulated, with rotary-friction lead-lag or linear elastometric dampers. The tail rotor is a two-bladed anti-torque rotor of the semi-rigid type. The aircraft is powered by a single turbo shaft engine that is mounted in the aft fuselage section directly behind that cabin. Power is supplied to the rotors through a main transmission, a tail rotor transmission, and interconnecting drive shafts.
The TH-6B is the Navy derivative of the MD-369H. The TH-6B is an integral part of the United States Naval Test Pilot School’s test pilot training syllabus. The aircraft and associated instrumentation and avionics are used for the in-flight instruction and demonstration of flying qualities, performance and missions systems flight test techniques.
Primary Function: Training helicopter for US Naval Test Pilot School
Contractor: McDonnell Douglas Helicopters, Inc.
Date Deployed: 1992
Length: 30 feet 4 inches
Height: 7 feet 6.7 inches
Weight: Basic Weight: 1,138 pounds; Maximum Gross Weight : 2,550 pounds
Airspeed: 130 knots Maximum
Ceiling: 15,000+ feet.
Range: 300 miles Maximum
Source: US Navy
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