two-seat helicopter project. Upgrade of a 1975/76 Scorpion, this RotorWay Scorpion has the 4-cycle RW-133 engine. Engine has good compression and includes a new timing belt. Most of the parts and components are included to finish rebuilding this helicopter. It is in fair condition (a 6/10) and has always been stored indoors. Was flown in the 1990s and has about 50hrs total time. The manuals and prints are included for the rebuild. Features include: high-style skid struts, dual controls, plexiglass doors, metal main and tail rotorblades, ground-handling wheels, instrument panel with several instruments.
Work required: completing the helicopter will primarily require re-welding onto frame the last third of the tail boom (had been removed for storage); remounting the main rotorhead and main and tail rotorrblades; remounting the instrument panel; providing and wiring the missing instruments (available from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty); obtaining and installing a new tail-rotor control cable (approx. $175); re-installing the transmission. Helicopter is located in southern California.
Passengers: 2; Length: 22′; Height: 7.5′; Width (cab): 4′; Rotor dia: 24′; Empty weight: 690 lbs.; Gross weight: 1,290 lbs.; Payload: 600 lbs.; Engine type/hp:RW133 4 cycle 135 hp engine; Range: 200+ miles; Speed (max): 105 mph; Speed (cruise): 80 mph; Service ceiling: 10,000′; Rate of climb: 900 ft/min