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The Sikorsky S-76 Spirit, introduced in 1978, was designed for the civil aviation market, primarily as a offshore oil support vehicle. It quickly gained market share after its introduction by obtaining over 200 orders in its first two years of production. The helicopter has been exported to customers in 59 nations throughout the world.
The helicopter has seating for up to twelve passengers, plus the navigation equipment to fly in IFR conditions. Optional equipment includes air conditioning and long range fuel tanks. The rotors have special vibration dampening driven through a low noise transmission. Interior comfort is provided with a luxurious sound reduction cabin, larger than others in its class.
Pilots fly the S-76 using fly by wire controls. Landing gear are hydraulically operated and fully retractable. Wheel brakes are also hydraulically actuated.
The fuselage incorporates light weight composite materials and a honeycomb construction for weight savings. Its blades rotate on elastometric bearings with hydraulic drag dampers. A fitting above the rotor head minimizes shaft vibrations from being transmitted to the helicopter fuselage.
In addition to executive transportation, the S-76 is used as a flying ambulance, for search and rescue missions, and as a airline transport.
The latest S-76 helicopters, model D, have more powerful engines, increased payload, rotor de-icing, and better fuel economy than their predecessors. Rotors are of composite construction and have additional vibration dampening.
A total of over 725 Sikorsky S-76 helicopters of all types have been produced to date.
Scalejet Helicopters rc Sikorsky S-76.
The photos above and below are of the rc Sikorsky S-76 for sale by Scalejet Helicopters. It is 84" long and 14" wide. A Pahl GPH 70 turbine is the recommended power. It is made for Benzin/Gasser mechanics. Features are an all composite fuselage, retracts with doors, and a stainless steel exhaust.
The next two pictures are of the rc Sikorsky S-76 helicopter fuselages for sale from Darth's Helibodies. They are 450 size, made of styrene, and will fit Bell Cp, T-Rex and similar mechanics.
We found a JR Propo rc Sikorsky S-76 in a .90 size for sale at ABF Modellbau Wyler. It is 55 1/2" long.
If you know of any additional rc Sikorsky S-76 radio control helicopters, please email us.
The rc Sikorsky S-76 by Scaljet Helicopters.
Darth's Helibodies rc Sikorsky S-76.
The rc Sikorsky S-76 from Darth's Helibodies.