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Technical Specifications
RotorSchmiede VA115 ultralight


empty weight (depending on configuration) 139 kg / 306 lbs
maximum take-off weight 260 kg / 573 lbs
useful load 121 kg / 267 lbs
length 3.7 m / 12.1 ft
width 1.6 m / 5.2 ft
height 2.6 m / 8.5 ft
fuel tank capacity 30 l / 8 gallons
resulting max. fuel mass 22.5 kg / 50 lbs
certified pilot weight 75…100 kg / 165…220 lbs


maximum airspeed 110 km/h / 68 mph
cruise speed (endurance) 80 km/h / 50 mph
cruise speed (range) 100 – 110 km/h / 62 – 68 mph
fuel consumption 16 l/h / 4.2 gallons/h
hovering ceiling  2000 m / 1.24 miles
operational ceiling  4500 m / 2.8 miles
rate of climb (H = 2 km)  4.0 m/s / 13.1 ft/h
maximum wind speed  19.5 knots
additional gusts  9 knots
max. range of full fuel tank  220 km / 136 miles
max. endurance of full fuel tank 2 h


diameter of rotors 4.5 m / 14.8 ft
number of blades 4
rotor tip speed 150 m/s / 335 mph


manufacturer Hirth Engines GmbH
type F23 RS-01
configuration 2 cylinder boxer two stroke
displacement 521 cm³ / 31.7 cui
stroke 64 mm / 2.52 inch
bore 72 mm / 2.83 inch
maximum performance 36.7 kW at 6500 rpm
maximum torque 53 Nm at 6300 rpm
carburation multi point injection (ES)
ignition system CDI, dual ignition
generator power 250W, 12V
cooling fan cooling
starting device electrical starter
fuel fuel min. 95 octane (RON)
mixture oil injection

German Type Certificate

At the end of October 2018, the Deutsche Ultraleichtflugverband e.V. (German Ultralight Aviation Association DULV) granted RS Helikopter GmbH the Type Certificate for the coaxial helicopter RotorSchmiede VA115 ultralight.

First Registration in Russia

RS Helikopter GmbH is pleased about the first approval of a helicopter of the type RotorSchmiede VA115 ultralight for the very interesting Russian market.

On 15.11.2019 RS Helikopter GmbH, with the help of its Russian sales partner Aviazapchast, received the first individual approval of its coaxial helicopter type RotorSchmiede VA115 ultralight from the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. The final certification flight was carried out on 25.11.2019 in Moscow at an icy -10°C. All persons present were enthusiastic about the functional efficiency and the good-natured flight characteristics of the single-seater helicopter with coaxial rotor system.

For the time being, the RotorSchmiede VA115 ultralight will be certified as a single unit in Russia on the basis of local regulations. The effort for the customer is very low, as the certification is supported by us and our Moscow-based partner on site.

Flight Testing

First Flight

See the first flight live

Prototypes & Testing

First flight tests of the VA 115

Concept & Vision