SNCAN 500 Cadet

 

In 1966, the French company Nord (later part of Aérospatiale) built two Cadets, each powered by two 317 shp Allison T63-A-5A engines. The Nord 500 Cadet was 22 ft long and 20 ft wide, weighed only 2,760 lb and used two relatively large five-bladed ducted propellers. On the exit end of the ducts, four control vanes in a diamond shape controlled pitch (collectively) and yaw (differentially). This configuration was selected to try to expand the airflow in hover and compress it during horizontal flight.

The first aircraft was used for static tests while the second made a tethered hover on 23 July 1968. It was canceled without being tested further.

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Overview
Parent type *No type assigned
Variant *No Variant assigned
Design authority Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Nord
Primary manufacturer Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Nord
Key Characteristics
Operational status No longer flying
Crew 1
Seating arrangement Single seater
Configuration
VTOL type Convertiplane
Compound type N/A
Lift configuration Tilt rotor/prop
Control device type None
Features
Number of engines 2
Number of propulsors 0
Number of lift devices 2
Number of control devices 0
Milestones associated with the SNCAN 500 Cadet
1968 First hover flight of the Nord 500 Cadet

SNCAN 500 Cadet

 

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SNCAN 500 Cadet

 

Forum Proceedings related to the SNCAN 500 Cadet

A Skin-Stringer Design for a Crashworthy Composite Fuselage for the Hughes 500E Helicopter
J.K. Sen and M.W. Votaw, Hughes Helicopters Inc

 

Development of a 500 gram Vision-based Autonomous Quadrotor Vehicle Capable of Indoor Navigation
Stephen Haviland, Dmitry Bershadsky, Daniel Magree and Eric Johnson, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Development of a Hover-Capable 500 gram Cyclogyro Utilizing a Novel Cam-Based Passive Blade Pitching Mechanism
Zachary Adams, Moble Benedict, Vikram Hrishikeshavan, Inderjit Chopra, University of Maryland

 

Full-Scale Crash Test of an MD-500 Helicopter
Justin Littell, ATK Space Systems

 

Full-Scale Crash Test of an MD-500 Helicopter with Deployable Energy Absorbers
Jackson, Karen; Kellas, Sotiris; Littell, Justin

 

MD500 Main Rotor Drive System High Power High Reliability at Low Cost Low Weight
Gary Craig, McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems

 

Side-by-Side Hover Performance Comparison of MDHC 500 NOTAR and Tail Rotor Anti-Torque Systems
R.E. Bregger and S. Dawson, McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co.

 

VC 400/500 Turboprop/Tilt Wing - V/STOL Transport - History, Review, New Options
Hans A. Niedzballa, Lehrstuhl für Luftfahttechnik

 

 

Vertiflite articles related to the SNCAN 500

Vertiflite, April 1969

Vietnam Vet OH-6A Ready for Commercial Role as New 500 Helicopter

 

Vertiflite, August 1968

Boeing Produces 500th Chinook Helicopter for U.S. Army

 

Vertiflite, August 1969

500th Boeing-Built CH-46 Sea Knight Delivered to USMC

 

Vertiflite, February 1969

Boeing's Chinook Fleet Passes 500,000 Hour Mark

 

Vertiflite, October 1969

Boeing 107 Model Helicopters Top 500,000 Hour Mark

 

Vertiflite, September 1968

Four Countries Slated for Tour of Hughes 500M

 

Vertiflite, Summer 2001

The German V/STOL Transport Aircraft VC 400 and VC 500 -

 

Vertiflite, Summer 2010

Jack of all Trades: The Versatile 500 Series -

 

 

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