Single rotor
helicopters

What is a single-rotor helicopter?

A single-rotor helicopter is a rotorcraft with a main rotor and, in most cases, a tail rotor for torque compensation and control about the vertical axis. In this case, the main rotor is driven by a motor and the power transmission to the rotor is generated by a gearbox and a drive shaft; thus, a torque is transmitted to the main rotor, which is supported by the airframe of the helicopter.

In the case of direct drives by small motors or by nozzles on the main rotor blades, no torque is transmitted to the airframe, but the drive is supported by the surrounding air; action = reaction. No tail rotor is needed here. The control around the vertical axis is done by means of a 45 degree hinged rudder which is generated by the downwash (air flowing down through the main rotor) during hovering flight and by the driving wind during forward flight.

Aérospatiale
First Flight 1965
Country Frankreich / GB
Speed 258 km/h
Power 2 x 1.600 WPS
Bell Aircraft Corporation
First Flight 1945
Country USA
Speed 196 km/h
Power 265 PS
Bell Helicopter Corporation
First Flight 1956
Country USA
Speed 220 km/h
Power 1.420 WPS
Bölkow Entwicklungen KG
First Flight 1964
Country Deutschland
Speed 500 km/h (geplant)
Power 800 WPS
Bölkow Entwicklungen KG
First Flight 1957
Country Deutschland
Speed keine
Power 40 PS
Bölkow Entwicklungen KG
First Flight 1961
Land Deutschland
Speed 100 km/h
Power 82 PS
Bölkow Entwicklungen KG
First Flight 1960
Country Deutschland
Speed keine
Power 110 PS
Bristol Aeroplane Company
First Flight 1947
Country Großbritannien
Speed 212 km/h
Power 560 PS
Eurocopter Group
First Flight 1993 (PT3)
Country Deutschland / Frankreich
Speed 315 km/h
Power 2 x 1.500 WPS
Gerard Georges de Vastey
First Flight 1972
Country Deutschland
Speed nicht erflogen
Power nicht ermittelt
Gerard Georges de Vastey
First Flight 1976
Land Deutschland
Speed nicht erflogen
Power 2 x 40 PS
Hermann Havertz
First Flight 1965
Country Deutschland
Speed 20 km/h
Power 72 PS
Fritz Heimbächer
First Flight 1948
Country Deutschland
Speed nicht erflogen
Power 0
Hiller Aircraft Company
First Flight 1948
Country USA
Speed 135 km/h
Power 200 PS
Hughes Tool Company – Aircraft Division
First Flight 1956
Country USA
Speed 140 km/h
Power 180 PS
Bölkow Entwicklungen KG / MBB
First Flight 1967
Country Deutschland
Speed 250 km/h
Power 2 x 375 WPS
MBB
First Flight 1967 (PAH: 1980)
Country Deutschland
Speed 250 km/h
Power 2 x 375 WPS
MBB
First Flight 1967
Country Deutschland
Speed 270 km/h
Power 2 x 405 WPS
MBB / Eurocopter
First Flight 1988
Land Deutschland
Speed 270 km/h
Power 2 x 720 WPS
MBB / Kawasaki / Eurocopter
First Flight 1979
Land Deutschland / Japan
Speed 280 km/h
Power 2 x 700 WPS
WSK-PZL Swidnik
First Flight 1948
Land UdSSR / Polen
Speed 170 km/h
Power 570 PS
WSK-PZL Swidnik
First Flight 1961
Land UdSSR
Speed 210 km/h
Power 2 x 400 WPS
Bruno Nagler und Franz Rolz
First Flight 1942
Country Deutschland
Speed 80 km/h
Power 2 x 8 PS
Saunders-Roe Ltd.
First Flight 1948
Country Großbritannien
Speed 167 km/h
Power 215 PS
Alfons Siemetzki
First Flight 1965
Country Deutschland
Speed 160 km/h
Power 110 WPS
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
First Flight 1954
Country USA
Speed 216 km/h
Power 1.525 PS
Sud-Aviation
First Flight 1959
Country Frankreich
Speed 200 km/h
Power 550 WPS
SNCA Sud-Est Aviation
First Flight 1955
Country Frankreich
Speed 185 km/h
Power 406 WPS
SNCA Sud-Est Aviation
First Flight 1955
Country Frankreich
Speed 185 km/h
Power 406 WPS
SNCASO Sud-Ouest
First Flight 1953
Country Frankreich
Speed 130 km/h
Power 240 PS
Süddeutsche Flugzeugwerke Karl-Erwin Merckle
First Flight 1959
Country Deutschland
Speed 220 km/h
Power 406 WPS

Helicopter Center e.V.

Helicopter Museum

Kerstin and Dieter Bals
Management

Sablé-Platz 6
31675 Bückeburg

Banking Account:
Hubschrauberzentrum e. V.
IBAN: DE31 2555 1480 0320 2300 06
BIC: NOLADE21SHG

Opening hours

Daily from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Closed on: Dec. 24/25/31 and on Jan. 1

ADMISSION

Adults: 9.50 € (red. 8.50 €)
Ages 6 to 16: 4.50 €

Group discount (15+ persons): 1.00 € per person

GUIDED TOURS (RESERVATION REQUIRED)

Adults: 2.00 € (min. 40 € per group)*
Ages 6 to 16: 1.00 € (min. 25 € per group)*
Intensive tour: 60 € (ca. 3 hours)

* Group sizes larger than 15 persons: an additional 2.00 € per adult or 1.00 € for ages 6 to 16 will be charged.

The exhibition is barrier-free.