JOHAN VISSCHEDIJK COLLECTION
No. 6706. Bölkow Bö 102 Heli-Trainer
Photographed at the Hubschraubermuseum Bückeburg, Germany
Photograph from Military Aircraft Photographs (MAP)

Bölkow Bö 102 Heli-Trainer

08/31/2007. The static Heli-Trainer embodied all essential elements of a conventional helicopter, but was mounted on an articulated gantry to allow a student controlled experience of helicopter systems. The gantry allowed the helicopter to rise to a height of 2 ft (0.6 m), turn around a vertical axis and dip at up to 6° but prevented it from flying outside these limits. A 40 hp Hirth engine drove an one-bladed glass fiber rotor with a counterweight. Eighteen Heli-Trainers were sold to the German forces.

Created August 31, 2007