Enstrom 180 resumes Flight Testing

Enstrom 180 resumes Flight Testing 6 Oct, 16, Source: HeliHub.com

An Enstrom Helicopter N180TH had a problematic landing in February. The main rotor was destroyed when a rotor struck a utility pole, forcing an emergency landing. After investigation it as found that flight test equipment in the main drive was faulty, causing the engine to be disconnected from the drive train.

Aviation Today reports that test pilot William Taylor has taken the second prototype, the N181TH, through checks. These include hover tests and forward-flight tests. Taylor looks forward to the prototype receiving certification.

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