The Exec 162
Best in its class
Although this model is no longer in production it sometimes comes up for sale second hand. It usually sells for between £38,000 to £42,000 and is superb value, a great helicopter with a good safety record and many very satisfied pilots. There are many examples flying in the UK. The Exec 162F is the world’s best selling helicopter in its class. In many parts of the world (outside the UK) Execs are being used to perform a multitude of tasks: crop spraying, commuting, police surveillance, forestry observation and ranch work. With the Exec’s performance, combined with affordability, the possibilities are endless.
A Revolution In Technology
The new Exec 162F combines a technological breakthrough in powerplant design with refinements to a highly successful, award winning airframe. It has elevated a tradition into a revolution in helicopter performance.
The Exec 162F utilizes an asymmetrical airfoil for improved autorotation characteristics and safety. An elastomeric rotor hub eliminates a lot of moving parts, bringing considerable simplicity to the rotor system. The Exec 162F utilizes the latest in fuel injection and electronic ignition.
Advanced Electronic Engine Management
The “FADEC SYSTEM” (Fully Automated Digital Electronic Control) controls the Exec 162F powerplant. This processing unit provides the powerplant with the correct fuel, air, and ignition ratios required for optimum performance with minimum fuel expenditure. Sensors monitor the engine’s vital functions. These are provided to the pilot via a digital display in the cockpit. This display will also automatically display any system operating out of its normal range.
Unique to this system is its excellent component redundancy. All Systems have a backup and in the event of a total loss or failure of any system component, including the electronic control unit, a redundant system will automatically engage for uninterrupted operation. Dual electronic ignition, electronic fuel injection, and complete engine monitoring are all part of the “FADEC” system.
Economical Performance, Easy Maintenance
Maintenance is kept to a minimum as it is designed to incorporate high performance with maximum reliability. The Exec 162F’s powerplant is the most advanced in the industry, utilizing the very latest, fully automated, digital electronic control system known as “FADEC”.
Fuel consumption is only 32 litres per hour and specialist aviation fuel is not necessary. Long lifetime components with replacement costs typical of those found in the amateur built category are reflected in the Exec162F’s incredibly low operating costs. Costs are a fraction those of the nearest production craft.
RotorWay takes its products through design, machine shop, assembly, and quality control all under one roof, using state of the art machinery and computerized quality control equipment. By doing this, consistent quality controlled components can be achieved.
Each component is assembled by a factory trained technician and is ready to be positioned in the helicopter. All assemblies, including the RI 162F powerplant, elastomeric rotor system, secondary drive unit, and asymmetrical rotor blades are manufactured at RotorWay.
The Exec 162F Kit
The many prefabricated components of the Exec 162F make the kit an easy project for the first time builder. The average build time is one of the lowest in the kit industry. There is no welding to be done, only minor fabrication work, and all major components are pre-assembled.
Each of the Exec 162F’s smaller components are provided on detailed shrink wrapped cards. Each part is numbered to coincide with the construction manuals, prints, and templates. Construction manuals are in see-do style using step by step photographs. The Exec 162F can be built and stored in a large garage. The kit was designed with the amateur builder in mind and no special tools are required.
The cabin boasts 44 inches across the shoulders, a length equal to that found in a Cessna Airplane. Pilots of up to 6 ft. 4 in. will fit comfortably in the Exec 162F’s roomy cabin. Stylishly finished in neutral gray upholstery, seating is wide and very comfortable.
Visibility from the Exec’s Cabin is nothing short of spectacular. A low profile console provides plenty of room for instruments and avionics. The “FADEC” Digital Display Screen allows the pilot to monitor systems either on the ground or in the air, a feature unmatched in the kit industry. Dual controls are standard with each kit.
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