Modeled after the efficient shape of a Great White Shark, the KC-518, destined to become the world's first all-composite, monocoque turbine helicopter kit is on display at the New Zealand Pavilion (Booth 406) at AirVenture. Continue reading "Composite Helicopters International Shows Flying Prototype at Oshksoh"
After seven years of development, Peter and Leanne Maloney of Composite Helicopters made their first appearance at AirVenture to promote their five to six place kit helicopter, the KC518 Adventourer. Carbon fiber and Kevlar composite construction with power from a single turbine engine (either the RR250 C20B/J or the RR250 C18/T63) make for a potentially impressive package, though the helicopter will not fly for the first time until August or September.
The Mahoneys are working toward certification with both New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the FAA, and they intend to continue manufacturing and supporting kits, which will only benefit from the certification process, Peter Mahoney said. Continue reading "The Adventourer Kit Heli from Composite Helicopter Debuts at AirVenture"