| The latest
and most original helicopter to be designed and produced by
Kaman is the K-MAX "Aerial Truck" which first flew on
23 December 1991. By February 1995 the helicopter had
gained certification in the United States and Canada and had
amassed over 2000 hours on type. During 1994, the first five
production K-Max had been delivered to customers and were
meeting their objectives of low operating costs with high
reliability and low maintenance.
The K-MAX is the first helicopter
specifically designed, tested and certified for repetitive
external lift operations such as logging, fire fighting,
construction, reforestation and oil/mineral exploration. K-MAX
is based around Kaman's unique intermeshing "Synchro-Lift"
rotor technology using counter-rotating main rotors and
servo-flap system with no tail-rotor, ensuring that all the
power goes directly to the rotors for lift. Powered by a
single Textron-Lycoming T5317A-1 gas turbine, a commercial
variant of the 1800shp T53-L-703 used by the military, the K-MAX
powerplant has been derated to 1500shp to make it compatible
with the transmission and to ensure longer engine life.
Designed for single-pilot
operation with no room for passengers, the cockpit provides the
pilot with unsurpassed visibility for external lift activities.
K-MAX weighs 2120kg empty and will lift a 2255kg external load
to 2400m with plenty of power to spare.
Standard Series. 1/40th scale. 11.75" rotor spread x
No. AHC1D-ST. Only $199.95