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RC BlackHawk Helicopter
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RC Blackhawk Helicopters
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Specifications

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utility/transport
US$5.91 million
US$24,475 per hour
two to four
GE T700-GE701
2- 1,560 hp ea.
64 ft. 10 in.
16 ft. 10 in.
53 ft. 8 in.
10,625 lbs.
24,500 lbs.
14 troops
10,645 lbs.
150 mph
220 mph
2,750 fpm
19,000 feet
1,380 miles
10/21/74
1979






RC Blackhawk Helicopters
RC BlackHawk Helicopter

The RC BlackHawk Helicopter from Hajimathat uses T-Rex 500 mechanics, a four blade main rotor, and Scorpion motor. It is 44 in. long, 8 1/2 in. wide, 12 1/2 in. high, with a 38 in. rotor.


RC Blackhawk Helicopters
RC BlackHawk Helicopter

The RC BlackHawk Helicopter from Heli Max features a 16 1/2 in. long plastic fuselage. It has a four blade rotor with a 13 in. diameter driven by a 3800 kV motor. Also included with the RTF helicopter is a gyro and radio.


RC Blackhawk Helicopters
RC BlackHawk Helicopter

The RC BlackHawk Helicopter as a fuselage from Formart Modellbau is made from fiberglass. It is 91 1/2 in. long and 21 1/2 in high. Recommended power is a Jakadofsky PRO 5000 turboshaft engine driving a four bladed 90 1/2 in. diameter rotor. All up weight is around 42 lbs.

The updated BlackHawk Helicopter from Sikorsky was recently purchased by the U.S. Army. They paid around US$500 million for a total of 28 helicopters.



RC Blackhawk Helicopters
RC BlackHawk Helicopter

The RC BlackHawk Helicopter as a fuselage from RCHAH is for 500 TRex mechanics. It is 42 in. long, 8 in. wide, and 13 in. high.

The BlackHawk Helicopter is the front line utility helicopter of the U.S. Army. It is used for troop transport, air cavalry, electronic warfare, air assault, aeromedical evacuation and to transport the president of the United States.



RC Blackhawk Helicopters
RC BlackHawk Helicopter

A RC BlackHawk Helicopter was made by Mr. Hino from a 1/35 scale plastic Academy helicopter kit.

The civilian version of the BlackHawk Helicopter is often used as an air tanker. It can be equipped with a 1,000 gallon "constant flow" delivery water tank.



RC Blackhawk Helicopters
RC BlackHawk Helicopter

Shown above is the RC BlackHawk Helicopter in a civil aviation version by Karl Bergsdorn. It is from a FRH Flight System kit and measures 91 in. long and 17 in. high. Power can come from a G260 RC gas engine or PJW-R turbine engine.

The BlackHawk Helicopter, model A, was originally deployed in 1979. In 1988 the model L was introduced with a more powerful engine. The latest model the M with state-of-the-art navigation, flight control, instrumentation, and engines is slated for use beyond the year 2020.



RC Blackhawk Helicopters
RC BlackHawk Helicopter

A Main Hobbies has a RC BlackHawk Helicopter as a 19 piece fuselage kit for Align 500 mechanics.

US Army BlackHawk Helicopter missions can involve medical evacuation models which are configured as rotary winged medical suites. The range of the helicopter may be extended by the use of as many as 4 external fuel tanks.



RC Blackhawk Helicopters
RC BlackHawk Helicopter

Century's RC BlackHawk Helicopter comes as a fiberglass fuselage kit. It is 60 in. long and 9.25 in. high. It can fit most .70 to .90 size mechanics and should weigh about 12 lbs. when ready to fly.

The U. S. Air Force version of the BlackHawk helicopter is designated the HH-60G. Its mission is to recover downed air crews. For extended range it is fitted with a retractable refueling probe.



RC Blackhawk Helicopters
RC BlackHawk Helicopter

We would like to thank Michael Bouwman for telling us about the 600 size RC BlackHawk Helicopter from RC Aerodyne. It is made from glass fibre to fit 600 size mechanics with a 60 in. length, 10 in. height, and 9 1/2 in. width.

RC Aerodyne has a RC BlackHawk Helicopter as a fuselage for Chaos 500 or Trex ESP mechanics (not pictured). It is made from glass fibre, and is 44 in. long, 7 1/2 in. wide, and 6 in. high.

The United States Navy versions of the BlackHawk Helicopter are designated the SH-60B and SH-60F Seahawks. Their missions are primarily ASW (Anti Submarine Warfare), and SAR (Search And Rescue).



RC Blackhawk Helicopters
RC BlackHawk Helicopter

Skyhunter Hobby has the RC BlackHawk Helicopter in .60 size fuselages, made from fiberglass. It is available in Coast Guard colors or unpainted. Length is 60 in., height 9 1/4 in. and width 11 1/2 in. Rotor diameters can be from 54 in. to 56 in. Loaded weight is about 12 lbs.

The United States Coast Guard version of the Blackhawk Helicopter is designated the HH-60J Jayhawk. Its missions are primarily SAR. They are equipped with the same rescue hoist equipment as the USAF helicopter version.



RC Blackhawk Helicopters
RC BlackHawk Helicopter

The RC BlackHawk Helicopter from Skyhunter Hobby for 480 mechanics as shown above has a 32 in. rotor and weighs a little over 4 lbs. all up.

Not shown is the RC BlackHawk Helicopter from Skyhunter for TRex mechanics. It is 43 in. long, 9 1/2 in. wide, 10 1/2 in. high and weighs 31 oz.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the United States Army modified a Black Hawk Helicopter and called it the R A S C A L (Rotorcraft Aircrew Systems Concepts Airborne Laboratory). In 1991 it was used to study rotary craft maneuverability.



RC Blackhawk Helicopters
RC BlackHawk Helicopter

We have seen a RC BlackHawk Helicopter for two channels from numerous companies. Typical is the one from Double Horse sold by HobbyTron.

If you are looking for a two channel RC BlackHawk Helicopter, there are many retailers that sell them. There are very large differences in prices for the helicopter at different retailers, so if this is the type that you are looking for, our advice is to shop around.


XHeli has a ready to fly palm size RC BlackHawk Helicopter. It uses three channel control.

A RC BlackHawk Helicopter from NitroPlanes comes as RTF with a 13 in. rotor, 16 in. length, and 7 in. height. Included are two motors, controller, radio, flight battery, charger, and main extra rotor blades. Weight is about 7 oz.

Helipal has a RC BlackHawk Helicopter that uses infrared control. It is 7 in. long and includes a gyroscope for stable flight.

Syma has a RC BlackHawk Helicopter with infrared control that is 8 1/2 in. long.

We found a RC BlackHawk Helicopter on eBay. It is 7 in. long with infrared control.

Another RC BlackHawk Helicopter on eBay has a length of 13 in., is 3 in. wide, and has 10 in. coaxial rotors.

A RC BlackHawk Helicopter as seen on eBay has 10 in. coaxial rotors and a 10 in. long fuselage. Its width is 3 in. and height 5 in. Controls are three channels.

Silverlit's RC BlackHawk Helicopter is 10 in. long and uses three channel control. Included is a flight battery and charger.

We received the following email:

"Hello, I work on helicopters for a living in the Navy. I am interested in building a realistic RC BlackHawk Helicopter. My main problem is I have very little RC knowledge. So any pointers would be helpful.

I am looking to use a realistic 4 blade rotor head and tail.

I am also interested in making a working camera for the nose. so I may need a frame that can hold a little more weight than just the helicopter with skin kit.

The Skyhunter Hobby RC BlackHawk Helicopter is what I would use for the skin.
"

Thank you for your time V/R Jeremy M. Dickinson (dickinsonjm @ hotmail.com)

If you can help, please respond to Jeremy directly.

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