Helio Courier

Helio Courier

Our Helio is a very capable aircraft for flying long duration low speed missions and has the ability to takeoff and land in a very short field. This platform is available for surrogate use that can fulfill very low speed fixed wing loiter requirements. The Helio can maintain altitude at speeds as low as 30 mph in order to simulate speeds of small UAV's. The Helio can be flown with doors removed and will allow testing / operation of sensors or other payloads with minimal set up requirements.

Weight & Size

Wingspan 39 ft 0 in (11.89 m)
Length 30 ft 8 in (9.35 m)
Height 15 ft 0 in (4.57 m)
Loaded Weight 3,600 lbs (1,636 kg)
Useful Load 1,320 lbs (600 kg)


Power Plant 1x Lycoming GO-480 geared 6-cylinder engine
Horsepower 295 hp
Range ~1200 miles
Max Speed ~150 kts (170 mph)
Min Speed ~30 kts (35 mph)
Service Ceiling 20,500 ft
Rate of Climb 1,200 ft/min
Helio Courier startup