Belgium-based company Sagita has invented Sherpa, the world’s first helicopter without a tail rotor!
Utilizing a motor that powers a compressor and air intake at the rear side versus propelling the rotor directly, Sagita claims its design will make aircraft 85% more efficient.
- 2 of each engine rotors propelled by two turbines (driven by compressed air at 212º F)
- 4.8 ft. wide by 4.1 ft. high cockpit
- 15.8 ft. long
- 250 mile range
- Cruise speed of 158 km/h
- 5 hour max flight time
- Altitude up to 2000 m.
- 573 lbs. and can carry an additional 377 lbs.
Check out the 1/5 scale model test flight: