The DLR research Bo105, S123
The Eurocopter Deutschland (formerly MBB) Bo105 is a twin engine helicopter in the 2.5-ton class, fulfilling a number of roles in transport, offshore, police and battlefield operations. The DLR Braunschweig operate two Bo105 aircraft. The first is a standard serial type (Bo105-S123), shown in Fig. 4B.3. The second aircraft is a specially modified fly – by-wire/light in-flight simulator – the ATTHEs (advanced technology testing helicopter system), Bo105-S3. The Bo105 features a four-bladed hingeless rotor with a key innovation for a 1960’s design – fibre-reinforced composite rotor blades.
Fig. 4B.3 DLR research Bo105 S123 in flight
Table 4B.2 Configuration data – Bo105
A three-view drawing of the aircraft is shown in a Fig. 4B.4, and the physical characteristics of the aircraft used to construct the Helisim simulation model are provided in Table 4B.2.