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utility
one
Ariel 1D1 turbine
724 h.p.
35 ft. 10 in.
10 ft. 4 in.
35 ft.
2,490 lbs.
4,950 lbs.
146 mph
178 mph
1,790 fpm
16,500 feet
428 miles
6/26/74
1975






Eurocopter AS350 for sale
Eurocopter AS 350 For Sale

The AS 350 for sale by Eurocopter, called the Ecureuil (Squirrel), is probably best known as a TV news helicopter. In addition to TV coverage, it has served with the military when equipped with guns, rockets and missiles. The helicopter has also been equipped with a belly tank for use as an air tanker making retardant and water drops.


Eurocopter AS350
Eurocopter AS 350 For Sale

The keys to the popularity of the helicopter are its low operating costs, ample power, uncomplicated flight systems, and overall responsiveness to control inputs. This enables its pilots, who are often the news reporters, to be able to concentrate on their camera work while simultaneously operating the helicopter.

For economy of operation, the AS 350 only requires a crew of one. The helicopter has an outer skin of thermo-formed plastic, for ease of maintenance. A sensor pod, generally boom mounted just under the nose, is controlled by the pilot, and runs through the front of the cabin. A spotlight, for night camera work, is usually mounted mid-ship, under the helicopter. A special harness to restrain the camera operator when working from an open door on the side of the helicopter, plus a wide foot rest, help maintain security.

The twin engine version of the helicopter has engine power reserves and a wider chord tail rotor to allow heavier loads. A heavy duty electrical system in the helicopter can keep up with the power demands of TV reporting equipment. The helicopter uses the same airframe as the single engine model.

A version of the Eurocopter AS 350 for sale is marketed by Textron in North America under the name Astar. It is powered by a Lycoming engine.

On March 23, 2002 Fred North, flying out of Capetown, South Africa, set an unofficial altitude record of 12,954 meters (about 42,424 feet) flying an AS 350.

The AS 350 is sold in some 43 countries around the world.


AS 350 for sale
Eurocopter AS 350 For Sale

Pictured above and below is the AS 350 for sale by MS Composite. It is 1/20 scale with a 22" rotor, and a fuselage length of 21 1/2". An EM 300/34 motor powers it. Weight is about 14 oz.


AS 350 for sale
Eurocopter AS 350 For Sale


AS 350
Eurocopter AS 350 For Sale

The AS 350 for sale as a fuselage from Thunder Tiger is available in red or blue paint schemes. Length is 54 1/2", width is 15 1/2" and height is 18". It fits the Thunder Tiger R50 and uses .46 to .50 engine power. Weight is around 8 1/2 lbs.


Eurocopter AS 350 For Sale

The AS 350 for sale from Vario as a fuselage. It is an eight piece kit that includes the drive shaft system. It is available for Sky Fox mechanics or Benzin versions. It has a length of 66" with a height of 12 1/2". Rotor diameter can be from 63" to 66". Weight is around 21 lbs.


Eurocopter AS 350 For Sale

The AS 350 for sale for Trex 500 as a fuselage is from Skyhunter Hobby. It is 39" long, has a width of 6", and height 9 1/2". The kit includes the fiberglass body, canopy, stab, and skids.

There is an AS 350 for sale from Graupner as a fuselage. Construction is fiberglass. It is 64 1/2" long, 17" wide and 19" high. Weight is about 10 1/2 lbs.

Darth's Helibodies has a AS 350 for sale in a 450 size fuselage.

You will find an AS 350 for sale in a 600 size fuselage from Skyhunter Hobby. The painted fiberglass fuselage is 54 1/2" long, 9" wide, and 9 3/4" high. It includes skids, cockpit seats and console.

If you are looking for a 50 size fuselage, check out Century Helicopters. They have an AS 350 for sale as a fuselage for 50 size mechanics in red and blue paint schemes. It is 56" long, 10" wide, and 14" high.

HeliArtist has a AS 350 for sale as a fuselage kit in a 450 size, with a police paint scheme. Made from fiberglass, it is 27" long, 5" wide, and 7" high.

SY RC Model, Taiwan, has an AS 350 for sale to fit Gaui 100 mechanics.

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