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VSKYLABS Revolution Mini-500 Project

The VSKYLABS Revolution Mini-500 Project

The VSKYLABS Revolution Mini-500 Project for X-Plane 11 Flight Simulator

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The VSKYLABS development of the Revolution Mini-500 project for X-Plane flight simulator was approved by its designer, Mr. Dennis Fetters, who has also contributed several 1st hand reference materials for this project. However, it is an independent VSKYLABS project which is not affiliated with the 'Fetters Aerospace Company' and/or Mr. Dennis Fetters.

The Revolution Mini-500 is an American single seat light helicopter, designed and built in the 90's by Dennis Fetters, as a home-built kit. It is a natural VSKYLABS project selection!

VSKYLABS development approach for this project for X-Plane 11 was as if it was a real home-built effort, similar to the process done with the VSKYLABS Rutan LongEZ Project, meaning that it is being designed and developed with a practical engineering/experimental approach along with the use of real reference materials and with extensive research behind it.

The project is setting up a highly detailed and highly accurate Mini-500 simulation along with full VR compatibility. 2-3 variants are planned down the road as well.



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This page will soon include comprehensive project materials, references, manuals, screenshots and videos.

This page is currently under construction. 
It will soon include everything needed to know to fly and operate the Revolution Mini-500 Helicopter. The original Mini-500 POH will be edited and will be the one to use with the VSKYLABS Mini-500 helicopter for X-Plane 11.

Meanwhile, here are a few recommended reading resources for the Mini-500

Mini 500 Kit Copter Revolution (www.redbackaviation.com):

Revolution Mini 500 Kit Copter Open Day (www.redbackaviation.com):

Mini 500 Helicopter – From The Presidents Desk (www.redbackaviation.com):
http://www.redbackaviation.com/mini-500-helicopter-from-presidents-desk/

Revolution Helicopters Mini 500 Introduction (www.redbackaviation.com):

Mini 500 Helicopter Flight Test (www.redbackaviation.com):
http://www.redbackaviation.com/mini-500-helicopter-flight-test/

Revolution Helicopter Mini 500 Public Debut (www.redbackaviation.com):

Gyrocopter King Moves To Mini 500 Helicopter (www.redbackaviation.com):

Mini-500 Specifications:
Power Plant................................Rotax 582, water cooled, 67 hp.
Seats..........................................1
Gross Weight..............................840 lbs.
Empty Weight.............................485 lbs. (approx.)
Useful load.................................355 lbs.
Fuel capacity...............................14.7 U.S. Gallons

Main Rotor:
Articulation...................................Semirigid teetering underslung
Number of blades........................2
Diameter.....................................19 feet 2 inches
Precone angle.............................2 degrees
Blade chord.................................8 inches
Tip speed @ 100% RPM.............547 FPS or 373 MPH
Blade RPM @ 100% RPM...........546

Tail Rotor:
Articulation...................................Free to teeter, rigid in plane
Number of blades........................2
Diameter......................................3 feet 10 inches
Blade chord.................................4 inches
Precone angle.............................2 degrees
Tip speed @ 100% RPM.............536 FPS or 365 MPH
Blade RPM @ 100% RPM...........2671

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This page will soon include comprehensive project materials, references, manuals, screenshots and videos.




(scenery used in these screenshots is Quatam River by ProbStrike Studio (https://propstrikestudio.com/products/quatam-river-airport)