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Old 8th Sep 2014, 10:05
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Konner Helicopters K1 and factory tour guide vid

I spent my usual sojourn at Austrian Helidays over the weekend and took pics below of their diesel gas turbine K1 and the whole aircraft is based around their 250 SHP engine which is designed and manufactured by themselves.though the companys company factory tour guide has to be the best employee of the month

The a/c has not been certified by EASA as yet


















A bit of a smokey start up lol









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Old 14th Dec 2014, 04:23
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If I was much richer...

I'd be tempted. I read somewhere they had made 50 & that micronesian fishing boats use them because they can run from the same fuel as the boat. The hybrid version with the 50hp electric motor for more gentle autos is a nice idea.
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Old 14th Dec 2014, 10:39
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So if I'm calculating right, the solo pilot weight with full fuel is max. 37kg (or 81 pounds)
If you want a passenger with you, it really gets tough
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Old 14th Dec 2014, 15:06
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So, for many of us, it's either half fuel or a passenger.
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Old 15th Dec 2014, 12:54
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So if I'm calculating right, the solo pilot weight with full fuel is max. 37kg (or 81 pounds)
If you want a passenger with you, it really gets tough
R88--where'd you get the Photoshopped version of the spec's?

The spec's on the Konner web page would seem to indicate full fuel, big pax and then some is possible:

Konner K1 Specification
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Old 15th Dec 2014, 13:11
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So if I'm calculating right, the solo pilot weight with full fuel is max. 37kg (or 81 pounds)
If you want a passenger with you, it really gets tough
R88--where'd you get the Photoshopped version of the spec's?

The spec's on the Konner web page would seem to indicate full fuel, big pax and then some is possible:

Konner K1 Specification
@aa777888 Check the * in your specs. If certified as Ultralight helicopter, MTOW is 450kg in some countries ( EASA )

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Old 15th Dec 2014, 22:52
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Check. Can't imagine spending that much and only using it as an ultralight.
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Old 16th Dec 2014, 17:51
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Looks a very nicely engineered little machine. Plenty power as well.

Have to look down the back of the couch and see if I can scrape together the funds
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Old 16th Dec 2014, 18:17
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Aa777888: that would be a image from the official website, check it if still unsure. They seem to have changed the specsheet after that. I'm glad if they get it certified for 900kg mtow, that means quite the difference in payload.

But I'm not too confident 900 will be the deal, you can still see the 450kg in the .pdf specs, also this marketing speech confuses me :
The turbo-shaft engine with FADEC electronic control system,provides 250hp to obtain a helicopter with the best balance between power and weight in the world with less than
2 kg/hp at maximum take-off weight.

450kg / 250 hp gives 1.8, do the same math with 900kg and you no longer have a world record.
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Maybe they mixed up lbs and kg:

450 kg x 2.2 = 990 lbs

Close enough
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Old 16th Dec 2014, 21:26
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it looks very nice, but at least in austria there are only a few airfields which sell diesel. unfortunately it is not allowed to land at the next fuel station.

in the specs I cant find any hint about jet A1 which is more widely available. Jp-1 and Jp-4 are also very rare. Does that make sense?
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