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1995

Hiller UH-12E5

Hiller Aircraft Corporation was founded in 1994 by Jeffrey Hiller (son of the founder of the original Hiller Aircraft company) and a consortium, to repurchase assets from Rogerson Hiller Corporation. First flight January 1995 of the UH-12E5 five-seat helicopter, and June 1995 for first newly built UH-12E3. Current production is believed to center on the piston-engined UH- 12E3 three-seater and the UH-12E3T turboshaft variant.

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Technical data for Hiller UH-12E5

Engine: Lycoming VO-540-C2A pistone engine, rated at 250kW, main rotor diameter: 10.79m, take-off weight: 1406kg, empty weight: 871kg, max speed: 155km/h, cruising speed: 145km/h, hovering ceiling, OGE: 2070m, service ceiling: 4500m, range: 374km

Comments
Peter Boitel-Gill, e-mail, 02.02.2021reply

Had 7x 12E's that we used for agricultural work in the U.K. in the 80s. Excellent, simple, rugged helicopters that outperformed even the admirable Bell 47G4 and G5. Eventually gave way to the JetRanger because of cost of Avgas and shortage of spares.

Don Ditty, e-mail, 23.07.2013reply

Flew the UH-12E in Alaska for Mapco mining company. What a work horse, not mention extremly stable.

nelson calero, e-mail, 19.08.2013reply

is good beautiful looking helicopter

nelson calero, e-mail, 19.08.2013reply

is good beautiful looking helicopter

nelson calero, e-mail, 18.08.2013reply

is good beautiful looking helicopter

nelson calero, e-mail, 18.08.2013reply

is good beautiful looking helicopter

nelson calero, e-mail, 18.08.2013reply

is good beautiful looking helicopter

curtis, e-mail, 11.12.2012reply

am i right on thinking,on these the paddle bar is attached to the outer gimbal ring, where the rotors are attached, so when the bar tilts it alters the direction of the rotor disc,what iam saying is the blades do NOT feather cyclicly, only collectivly.....Am i right???????

hal, e-mail, 10.12.2010reply

The founder of Hiller Helicopters, Stanley Hiller Jr, was the most innovative person I have ever met. At a very young age he was responsible for the design, manufacture, flight test and manufacture of numerous helicopter configurations. The rotor control paddles you see on many of the Radio Control helicopters are a Hiller design. Some of the Hiller designs included coaxial rotors, rotormatic stability,and tip ram jet power to mention a few. I worked in flight test engineering there from 1956 to 1965. To see many of his innovations visit the Northern California Aviation Museum in San Carlos,CA

hal, e-mail, 10.12.2010reply

I worked in Hiller flight test from 1956 to 1965 and was involved in certifying the H-23D, 12E, 12E4 and OH-5A (FH-1100). I believe the 12E was the best piston powered light helicopter workhorse. After Hiller left CA and Fairchild dumped Hiller's products the 12E was resurrected by at least 3 different companies because of it's productivity and price.,

OSCR PIMENTEL, e-mail, 18.03.2011reply

gostaria de saber se essa empresa esta funcionando normalmente e qual seu enderešo p / contato, obrigado, oscar

Mr. William, e-mail, 13.12.2014reply

I'm wondering if any of you old timers knew Fred Jamison. I worked for him for a few years and understand that he worked for Hiller in test and sales. Sorry to say, Fred passed a few years ago. At times he seemed like a brother.

John barr, e-mail, 03.09.2012reply

Nice bird! Whats the price tag?

Wayne Schober, e-mail, 01.03.2009reply

In 1993 the Alaska State Troopers acquired 3 UH-12's from govt. surplus. They were added to a fixed-wing fleet that ranged from 3 Grumman Goose, to about 20 Super Cubs and many Cessna bush planes. The state shop overhauled the Hillers and equipped them with NightSun lights. The crew consisted of a State pilot, an Anchorage PD observer and a State Trooper observer.We flew the Hillers in a program similar to LAPD. Anchorage has about 1 /2 the state's population. Lots of SAR's, backup for APD and AST ground units, and several arrests for traffic and criminal offenses by hailing the driver to the side of the road and landing to make the apprehension. The limitations were fuel range, top speed of about 90 KT. We loved the sturdy little ships but a medevac requirement arose and we traded them on 2 JetRangers after 3 years.

Pat Pockrus, e-mail, 15.11.2008reply

I currently own this aircraft. I bought it from the Hiller factory in a 4 place configuration. It had been stripped of all running gear and was only a cabin and tailboom with glass and seating installed. No landing gear, instruments, etc. It is now flying as an E /4 and is painted as shown in the photo above.

Leo Smith, e-mail, 31.12.2007reply

December 31, 2007.

Hello, Is this Hiller 12E5 For Sale? I can be reached at (718) 809-3262, upon our earliest convenience.............

James W. Johnson, e-mail, 12.12.2006reply

I graduated fron the U>S. Army school in Class 61-2W. I have almost 4500 Hours in OH23s rom the C to the E. One fine aircraft. I was one of the pilots on the hot weather test for the FH1100. I personally thought it was the best. I would love to fly again.

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