The RotorWay A600 Talon is an American helicopter, designed and produced by RotorWay International of Chandler, Arizona. The aircraft is supplied as a kit for amateur construction.Rotorway is one of the few helicopter kits you can get to build a 2-seater helicopter.
The A600 helicopter uses a coverted Volkswagen engine with a power output of 168 HP. This is the turbocharged version. If you go for a standard A600 kit, then you’ll be down to 147 HP.
The helicopter will climb at a respectable 1000 feet per minute and you are cruising between 80 to 100 miles per hour. A brand new A600 Talon kit which includes the engine runs for about $160,000.
The A600 Talon featured in this video is a fairly new build by an engineer. He spent about 500 hours total building the aircraft. Most of the major components are already welded together which saves a lot of time.
The aircraft has an empty weight of 438 kg and a gross weight of 680 kg, giving a useful load of 243 kg. With full fuel of 17 U.S. gallons 64 L the payload is 196 kg.The aircraft is capable of an in ground effect hover at 1,829 m and an out of ground effect hover at 1,219 m.