February 4, 2021 By Ian J. Twombly
RotorWay International Helicopter Manufacturing, a top producer of experimental helicopters, was recently sold to Rotor X Aircraft Manufacturing Co. According to a press release, the new company hired many of RotorWay’s former employees, and will continue to produce new kits and offer parts for existing models.
Started more than 50 years ago, the Chandler, Arizona-based manufacturer mostly recently produced the A600 two-seat experimental helicopter, and more than 700 of the company’s various models are currently flying. The company’s new owners have updated the A600 Talon Turbo to the Phoenix AX600 Turbo. The company is offering a special price of $88,650 through February 12.
The AX600 Turbo is a 168-horsepower, two-seat ship with dual electronic ignition, a leather interior, and a 545-pound useful load. Kits come with a pre-assembled airframe, tail boom, and engine and rotor system. The engine is water-cooled and a proprietary design.
The company said it plans to offer factory flight training later this year.
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