DISCOVER THE NEW ATRX-700 LIGHT SPORT HELICOPTER
On July 19, 2023, The Federal Aviation Administration announced that it would finally include helicopters into the Light Sport category, opening the doors for new helicopter pilots to not only train in, but also purchase a safe and affordable personal helicopter.
In anticipation of the new LSA regulations, Advanced Tactics Inc. (a defense contractor in Torrance, California) we will take inspiration from the RotorWay RW7 2-seat helicopter to create the ATRX-700 Light Sport Helicopter.
What does the FAA MOSAIC update mean for helicopter pilots?
The Federal Aviation Authority’s MOSAIC update to the future of the Light Sport Aircraft category is great news for anyone interested in flying helicopters. Light Sport Helicopters will now be easier to fly, easier to find training in, won’t require a 3rd Class Medical, and can come fully-assembled while still maintaining the low cost of entry that experimental aircraft are known for.
Simplified Flight Controls
The new FAA MOSAIC regulations require all aircraft to have simplified “fly-by-wire” flight controls that make the aircraft easier to fly and easier to train in.
Helicopter Flight Training
The addition of helicopters to the Light Sport category means the cost and time that it takes to get a license to fly helicopters is reduced significantly. Advanced Tactics will offer flight training at various locations around the country; and the new requirement for getting licensed to fly Light Sport Helicopters is just 30 hours of helicopter flight time.
No FAA Medical Certificate Required
Another highlight of the Light Sport category is that a 3rd Class Medical is not required. With a driver’s license and training from the factory or a CFI certified for this aircraft, anyone can get licensed to fly, and at a much lower cost than traditional helicopter training. Advanced Tactics will provide training at the facilities in Torrance, California.
Light Sport Helicopters such as the ATRX-700 require no assembly and are flight-ready when delivered from the factory.
Fully Assembled Light Sport Helicopters Inspired by RotorWay
In anticipation of the new LSA regulations, Advanced Tactics Inc. (a defense contractor in Torrance, California) will be taking inspiration from the RotorWay RW7 2-seat helicopter to create the ATRX-700 Light Sport Helicopter.
Advanced Tactics Inc. (AT) will have the ATRX-700 available as a complete “factory-built” and certified LSA helicopter within the next 18 months (February of 2025 unless the FAA regulations are delayed).
AT will ensure that the ATRX-700 qualifies under the new FAA Section 21.190 LSA regulations. We will closely follow the specifications of the new regulation so that the ATRX-700 light sport helicopter will comply with the new LSA regulations as soon as it rolls off the assembly line.
The ATRX-700 is essentially just a more spacious version of the Rotor X Phoenix A600 Turbo, except this one comes fully-assembled and certified for flight.
By utilizing key helicopter components from Rotor X Aircraft and updated technologies such as the fly-by-wire system developed by Advanced Tactics Inc., the ATRX-700 Light Sport Helicopter is set to enter the market on top.
Inspired by the RotorWay’s RW7 design but using the modern drivetrain, engine, and rotor assembly from the Rotor X A600 Turbo.
ATRX-700 is a larger, light-sport version of Rotor X Aircraft’s Phoenix A600 Turbo with simplified fly-by-wire flight controls.
Empty Weight – 925lbs / 420kg
Gross Weight – 1,700lbs / 771kg
Cruise Speed – 108mph
Fuel Capacity – 30 gallons
Range – 350 miles / 563 km
Service Ceiling – 16,000ft
Hover In Ground Effect – 9,700ft
Hover Out of Ground Effect – 8,100ft
News and Updates
The FAA recently announced plans to add helicopters to the Light Sport Aircraft category. This new ruling opens up a number of exciting new possibilities such as:
- Factory-built experimental helicopters
- Simplified flight controls that are easier to master
- Cheaper and more accessible flight training
- The ATRX-700 will include simplified “fly by wire” flight controls, autopilot and a governor.
- Inspired by the RotorWay’s RW7 design but using the modern drivetrain, engine, and rotor assembly from the Rotor X A600 Turbo.
- The ATRX-700 can be used for any purpose that is authorized under the FAA LSA rules, including as a trainer.
Order Your ATRX-700 Today
$188,000 (introductory pricing)
- The introductory price for the complete “factory-built” and certified ATRX-700 LSA helicopter is $188,000 USD.
- A $50,000 USD deposit will be accepted to establish your position in the ATRX-700 production schedule. Full payment will be required when the ATRX-700 is ready for shipping.
- Updates and status will be provided to customers and interested buyers on a regular basis.
Advanced Tactics was founded in 2007 with a vision to develop unique solutions to air, land, sea, and space-based problems and challenges. A unique set of patented designs drives the company’s progress towards providing next-generation vehicle systems that act as a force multiplier for the US military.