F-HELIX is a patent pending of VINATI SRL.

CONTACT

For information contact SWITZERLAND:
Via Breganzona, 11, 6900 Lugano CH
Mobile.: Vinati Felice +41 764832537

Mobile.: Vinati Matteo +41 798601695

For information contact ITALY:

Mobile.: Vinati SAMUELE +39 3484527061


MAIL : felice@f-helix.com

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THE PROJECT

Mr Vinati bought the SILVERCRAFT aeronautical factory in 1990 and resumed producing the helicopter SH4 SIlvercraft a light helicopter 3 places and 2 blades with 1900 lb of Maximum Take Off Weight (type certificate by FAA -USA and  RAI-ITA) : F-Helix is the natural evolution of  Silvercraft SH4.

We signed a research agreement with the Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (www.vlrcoe.psu.edu) to validate the F-Helix concept and optimize the performance.

 

We addres ourselves to those who already know helicopters.

We do not expect, therefore, that you will be surpised to learn

that a helicopter land in autorotation, that it is unsurpassed for

an infinity of tasks, and so on.

You already know these things better than we do.

 

But, you also know full well the problems for a helicopter:

- high initial cost

- poor controllability and

- excessive maintenance.

 

Vinati s.r.l. and SSR Swiss Safety Research SA,  came up with the F-Helix concept with 6 main objectives in mind:

1) to create eVTOL that can autorotate

2) to abate the initial cost by simplifying assembly and number of parts

3) to improve the flight characteristics

4) to reduce maintenance cost

5) to reduce noise using blue edge like blades

6) to create a green flight

 

THE RESULT?

F-Helix a 1-6 seat two-bladed Fly-by-Wire electric helicopter with a maximum take-off weight of 1900 lbs with far less fewer moving parts.


POWER MAST WITH 2 SETS OF CO-AXIAL COUNTER-ROTATING PROPELLERS (4 eFANS)

Mounting the electric propellers directly on the main rotor leads to no torque exchange between main rotor and fuselage.

This allows us to save around 1000 lb that are allocated to the battery pack or to the payload.​

This means more load capacity and longer flight duration in the near future.

The Power mast eliminates the need for:

- Fuel Engine - Main rotor - Tail rotor - Tank - Fuel - Free wheel - Tail beam

- Oil pump - Oil tank - Lubrication system - Engine shroud .......

 

THE 2 YAW eFANS

No torque exchanged between the main rotor and fuselage. Two small electric ducted fans are used to provide control and directional stability around the yaw axis.

* Special thanks to Ing. Antonio Venier the guru of Italian aeronautics, who inspired me to pursue this dream.