04-22-2018, 05:38 PM

My apologies, if this question has been discussed before. I have seen older threads with similar questions but none specific to the XE285 and XET.

I am trying to figure out the math on maximum pilot weight but then I figured that that may not only have something to do with max gross weight but also with the balance.

With the XE285 based on the info on the website:

12 gallon of fuel (fuel weight 6.1 lb/gal) in the main tank is about 73.2 lb (33.2 kg)

useful load including fuel is 362 lb/164 kg

If we take away the fuel from the useful load it comes out to 288.8 lb/130.9 kg

If I understand that correctly I can pack at least 280 lb on top of the fuel into the Helicopter and I am still within allowed gross weight, or?

Sounds good so far, but how much of that is really a reasonable pilot weight allowing for all flight maneuvers including quick stops and so on.

Thanks,

Christoph

I am trying to figure out the math on maximum pilot weight but then I figured that that may not only have something to do with max gross weight but also with the balance.

With the XE285 based on the info on the website:

12 gallon of fuel (fuel weight 6.1 lb/gal) in the main tank is about 73.2 lb (33.2 kg)

useful load including fuel is 362 lb/164 kg

If we take away the fuel from the useful load it comes out to 288.8 lb/130.9 kg

If I understand that correctly I can pack at least 280 lb on top of the fuel into the Helicopter and I am still within allowed gross weight, or?

Sounds good so far, but how much of that is really a reasonable pilot weight allowing for all flight maneuvers including quick stops and so on.

Thanks,

Christoph