Aerocopter AK1-3 Helicopter


ROTOR F/X is pleased to be representing and supporting the AK1-3 helicopter for the Americas. With a long list of features including a Type Certificate, JSC CB Aerocopter has designed and manufactured an advanced aircraft that rivals any two place helicopter on the market.

With attributes such as all titanium hardware, a laminated torsion bar rotor hub and a reliable proven fuel injected engine, the AK1-3 emanates top quality and superior engineering throughout while maintaining low maintenance and operating costs.

The modern Enigma glass panel provides all the visceral input for monitoring the entire aircraft and its environment and includes all the latest GPS enabled options as well as a standard VFR panel. A wide cabin provides comfortable command of the ship and even affords adjustable seat positions to accommodate variances in pilot and passenger size. All this enclosed within a spectacular wrap around view.

Other important features are economy and performance. At a minimal fuel burn of only 7.4 to 9.35 gph of unleaded 95 octane your AK1-3 won’t strain the budget and is a significant improvement over other offerings in this class of helicopter. With a 115 mph maximum speed and a comfortable cruise rate reaching 100 mph you’ll realize a range of 200 miles at climb rates of up to 1800 fpm and reach a ceiling of almost 10,000 where a pressurized cabin would become necessary.

The AK1-3 – smooth, powerful, quick, roomy and economical – all you need in a performance light helicopter.

Manufacturer Specifications
Length T19.04 ft (5.806m)
Length Overall: Overall 26.54 ft (8.096m)
Width: Airframe 5.25 ft (1.6m)
Width: Overall: 67.79 in (1722mm)
Width: Cabin 53.26 in (1353mm)
Height: 7.28 ft (2.22m)
Main Rotor Diameter 22.44 ft (6.84m)
Tail Rotor Diameter T50.78 inch (1290mm)
Empty Weight T837.75 lb (380kg)
Gross Weight: MTOW 1433 lb (650kg)
Useful Load 595 lb
Fuel Capacity (95 Octane MOGAS) 19.1 gallon (72 l)
Engine Subaru EJ25 4 cylinder water cooled, fuel injected w/ECU
Engine Power: HP/KW 156 hp (115 kw) TBO 1000 hours
(Ukraine Aviation Authority / ICAO Member)
Ukraine Aviation Authority / ICAO Member) Type Certificate #TTI 0008, Issued June 30, 2006
TBO (Major) 2000 hours (Lifetime 8000 hours)

Maximum Speed 115 mph (186 kph)
Cruise Speed 100 mph (160 kph)
Climb Rate 1811 fpm (9.2 m/s)
Flight Endurance: 2 hours
Range: ~200 miles ~(320 km)
Fuel Consumption 7.4 to 9.25 gph (28-35lph)
Main Rotor RPM (green) 7000 ft (2200m)
Hover in Ground Effect T50.78 inch (1290mm)
Hover Out of Ground Effect ~6000 ft ~(1800m)
Max Velocity for Pickup/Setdown 33.5 mph (15 m/s) Max Velocity for Pickup/Setdown ….. Pickup/Setdown
Service Ceiling ~9,800 ft ~(3000m)

Full Kit Price (Assemble yourself) $187,600 (FOB Van Nuys)
ReadyBuilt© Price (Built by ROTOR F/X) 216,200
Crating Fee $2800
Delivery, Shipping or Ferry Dependents on final destination – ask for quote
Average order to delivery schedule 12-14 months


  • Agricultural Spray System (120 liter) $16,800
  • Custom Paint or Murals and Lettering: Contact us for a quote
  • Helicopter Flight Training
  • 40 Hour FAA Fly-Off: $2,200 plus fuel
  • Deluxe Aluminum Transport Trailer: $4,100 – $8,325 depending on options
    • Integrated blade box
    • Integrated tool box
    • Integrated fuel tank with electric pump
    • Set down or fly off deck (no ramps required)
    • Electric winch with mechanical backup
    • Automatic hydraulic brakes (electric brakes optional)
    • LED marker lighting and deck flood lights
    • 40 Hour FAA Fly-Off: $2,000 plus fuel (XE, XE3, XET)
    • Optional air-ride suspension

Builders Assistance is available should you need partial or full time help constructing your helicopter or for the ultimate construction experience take advantage of our Rent-a-Shop program. Once your construction is complete you can have ROTOR F/X inspect and test your helicopter here or at your location (contact us for rates and scheduling).

Experimental Helicopter Flight Training – ROTOR F/X is pleased to offer flight training packages specifically for experimental helicopter builders and owners. We have designed a modified version of our private pilot helicopter course specifically for your requirements.

For experimental class owners we offer our private training course with an instructor who has many hours logged in experimental helicopters. Although necessarily similar to normal private rating training that we provide, this will be focused with extra attention on the specific and unique requirements setting up, maintaining and flying an experimental class helicopter. Regular FAA private training requirements apply.

Training at Van Nuys is a unique experience. Helicopter traffic is so prevalent we have our own tower frequency at 119.0 and we house operations for dozens of helicopters for news, fire, police, sheriff, highway patrol, training, movies, charter, and corporate. You will see almost every variety of helicopter from trainer to the giant Ericsson Skycrane and flight in this environment will prepare you for anything.

Simulator – For both types of training we also have a new and unique dual hover trainer available after March 16th. This will enable you to learn and practice hovering on the ground in the hangar. It is similar in basic concept to the “Heli-Chair” but is much more advanced, computer controlled and built into a two place airframe so an instructor can train you. This simulator is available for rental by the hour as available until 10pm daily. As a bonus it doubles as a PC simulator with a 42″ screen so you can practice on your favorite PC sim in off times (we have X-Plane, Microsoft X, G4 and others) – hourly rates are waived and this is free for Mosquito pilots while you are attending our training programs.

Please Note: Simulator will teach you to hover expertly and provide hours of precision practice but is not yet approved to log towards any FAA or other ratings

Training Accommodations – We have arranged for a special rate for you at our very pilot friendly Air-Tel Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, conveniently situated right on the airport with a front row seat to the famous “16 Right” at Van Nuys. When booking just mention you are training at ROTOR F/X to get the discount. It couldn’t be easier – if you arrive at LAX, collect your bags and step onto the concourse where the big blue Van Nuys Fly-Away luxury coach comes by every 30-45 minutes. For $6.00 it will take you to Van Nuys Fly-Away terminal where you will be picked up by shuttle for the three block trip to the hotel. If you do want a car rental it is available at the hotel and can be arranged at booking time or on your arrival. You’ll be picked up and returned to the hotel for each lesson. Enjoy your stay at the busiest GA airport on the planet and feel free to take in all the Los Angeles area has to offer. Airport and tower tours are available at the airport as well.