MD 600N

The MD 600N® is an eight-place, light, single-turbine engine helicopter that provides high performance and increased capacity to give the customer greater versatility. All with dramatically low operating costs. It flies faster, hovers higher, and provides the agility and exceptional handling for which the MD 500 series is known.With its advanced NOTAR anti-torque system, the MD 600N is a member of an exclusive class of the safest, quietest helicopters in the world.
The MD 600N turbine engine helicopter provides a variety of mission applications ranging from geophysical surveys to air medical services and police surveillance. The passenger / cargo compartment provides space for passengers, cargo, or multi-mission equipment. With the seats removed, the aft cabin provides 1.83 meters (6 feet) of flat floor space. Five passengers can be seated in the aft cabin in a variety of seating configurations. The 808-shp Rolls-Royce Model 250-C47M turbine-engine-powered MD 600N includes a fully articulated six-blade main rotor system for excellent control and maneuverability, and an advanced NOTAR® anti-torque system for reduced pilot workload and external noise levels. The MD 600N is certified for single pilot operation under visual flight rules / visual meteorological conditions.
The NOTAR anti-torque system provides safe, quiet, responsive, foreign object damage resistant directional control. The enclosed variable-pitch composite-blade fan produces a low pressure, high volume airflow to pressurize the composite tail boom. Air is expelled through two slots which run the length of the tail boom on the right side, causing a boundary-layer control that result in the tail boom acting as a wing, flying in the downwash of the rotor system, and producing up to 60-percent of the anti-torque required in a hover. The balance of the direction control is accomplished by a rotating direct jet thruster on the end of the tail boom. The NOTAR system eliminates the mechanical disadvantages of a tail rotor, including long drive shafts, hanger bearings, and gearboxes. It reduces the overall helicopter vibrations, resulting in lowered pilot fatigue and increased passenger comfort. Due to the design of the NOTAR system which eliminates the spinning tail rotor, potential incidents caused by an exposed tail rotor are eliminated. The NOTAR system not only has proven safety margin, it also provides up to a 50-percent reduction in noise over competitor helicopters.

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Maximum Cruise Speed: 250 km/h
Maximum Range: 707 km
Empty Weight: 1860 kg
Engine: Rolls-Royce Allison 250-C47
Height: 9.70 ft 2.90 m
Width: 8.80 ft 2.70 m
Length: 29.60 ft 9.00 m
Main Rotor Diameter: 27.50 ft 8.40 m
Powerplant: Rolls Royce 250-C47M turbine
Number of Seats: 8 (Eight)
Number of Main Rotor Blades: 6 (Six)
Number of Tail Blades: Not Fitted. NOTAR system used
Number of Baggage Compartments: 1 (One)
Instruments & Avionics: Dual tachometer NR and N2, Engine oil pressure indicator, Engine oil temperature indicator, Engine torque meter, N1 tachometer, Engine chip detector warning light, Engine out warning light, Fuel filter obstruction warning light, Fuel low warning light, Generator out warning light, Fuel quantity indicator, Digital chronometer, Airspeed indicator, Barometric altimeter, DC ammeter, Outside air temperature indicator, Magnetic compass, Turbine outlet temperature indicator, Battery over-temperature warning light, Low rotor rpm warning light, Main transmission chip detector warning light, Main transmission oil pressure warning light, Main transmission oil temperature warning light
Electrical Equipment: Cabin 28-volt utility outlet, External power receptacle, Anti-collision lights (2), Landing light nose mounted, Position lights, 85-amp starter-generator, Battery heavy duty 17 amp-hour battery
Powerplant: Automatic engine re-ignition, Engine anti-ice, Engine wash kit, Facet oil filter
MIscellaneous: Cargo tie-down fittings, Passenger seats with three-point restraint harness, Extended landing gear, Rapid door removal hinges (cockpit and cabin), Tinted canopy windows, Tinted door windows, Fuselage mounting mounts
Comment: This list is not exhaustive but a sample of what is available
Aircraft Equipment: Diamond J turbine outlet temperature indicator, Avionics cooling fan, Right-hand command pilot, Slant panel pedestal, Night vision goggle compatible lighting, Heated pitot tube, Paravion door openers, Comfort windows, Moveable landing/searchlight, Landing light pulse system, Pilot Mason Grip, Generator cooling kit, Engine bay quick release hinges, Exterior crew handles, Air conditioning R-134 w/ forward evaporator, Wire strike protection kit, Twenty-one gallon auxiliary fuel tank, Thirty-three gallon auxiliary fuel tank, High-visibility main rotor blades
Avionics: Blind encoder, Encoding altimeter 3-inch, Garmin G500 system, Radar altimeter w/indicator, Attitude gyro indicator, 3-inch, Directional gyro - panel mounted, Compass system ,Radio magnetic indicator, Various NAV / COM / GPS equipment, Various transponders, Various displays, radios, transceivers, and data links Various audio panels, intercoms, CD/IPAD player, AM / FM radios, Cyclic remote frequency switch, Hand held radio provisions
Flight Equipment: Instantaneous vertical speed indicator, Attitude gyro indicator, 3-inch, Directional gyro - panel mounted, Turn and bank indicator, 2-inch, Turn and bank indicator, 3-inch
Special Mission Equipment: External PA / siren system, Forward looking infrared sensor FLIR, Dual side mount Searchlights, Video turret side mount, Cargo hook, Floats
Max Range: 347 nm 399 km
Max Endurance: 3.9 hours
Max rate of Climb: 2100 ft/min 10.7 m/sec
Max Operating Altitude: 20000 ft 6096 m
Service Ceiling: 20000 ft 6096 m
Max Hook Capacity: 3000 lb 1360 kg
Hover in Ground Effect (HIGE): 14500 ft 4420 m
Hover Out of Ground Effect: 14500 ft 4420 m
Max Takeoff Gross Weight: 4100 lb 1860 kg
MTOGW External Load Operations: 4500 lb 2041 kg
Empty Weight (Standard Config): 2100 lb 952 kg
Useful Load: 2000 lb 907 kg
External Load Operations: 2400 lb 1089 kg
Fuel Capacity: 116 USG 432 Litres
Max Cruise Speed: 144 kt 166 km/hr
Max Operating Altitude: 20000 ft 6096 m