Airbus Helicopters H130 small

The “small” electric elegance in the air…

The H130 is designed to extend the AS-350 series. Its official name is therefore AS 350 B4, as its approval is based on the AS 350 B3, whose main rotor system has been adopted. Noise was a particular concern, as some areas of tourist interest were not allowed to be flown over by the previous helicopters due to noise.

The first feasibility studies took place in 1998. It turned out that an asymmetrical Fenestron together with a variable rotor speed allows a corresponding noise reduction without the need for costly new developments.

Approval by the FAA was granted on 14 December 2000 and by the JAA on 21 December 2000. The launch customer in 2001 was the airline Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, which had already received a pre-series copy in February 2001. The base price was US$ 1.6 million in 2002 and around US$ 3.1 million in 2010. The series machines were delivered from September 2001. In December 2004, the 100th machine was handed over to a customer. In February 2012, Eurocopter announced the development of the EC130 T2. The further development of the basic version features a modified engine with lower fuel consumption and longer maintenance intervals, combined with higher power (max continuous 850 hp, take-off power around 950 hp). The helicopter’s fuselage has been redesigned by 70%, in particular to eliminate problems with deformation phenomena of the old version (e.g. warped doors).

The H130 has a three-blade main rotor and a Fenestron as tail rotor. It is powered by a single turbine equipped with a digital control system (FADEC-Full Authority Digital Engine Control), has room for 7-8 passengers and has a newly developed landing gear that suppresses resonance phenomena more effectively than before. Technically, the aircraft is based on the Eurocopter AS 350, but has a larger cabin, which is air-conditioned. The first flight took place on 24 June 1999.

As a special feature, the flight control system allows the main rotor speed to be lowered in order to reduce in-flight noise. At 84.3 EPNdB, it is 0.5 dB below the GCNP (Grand Canyon National Park) limit. For comparison, a modern Boeing 737-800 jet causes 79.1 dB, while the standard private jet, the Cessna 172 with modern noise protection, causes 66 dB.

Matching kit components


Airbus Helicopters H130 small

The “small” electric elegance in the air…

The master model was created according to original Eurocopter documents. On a large 5-axis milling machine, the master model parts were milled in Uriol and then prepared so that the required negative moulds could be produced.

The production of all GFK parts was done in 6 moulds. High-quality resin systems are used to produce high-strength, very light-weight components, which in the end produce all parts necessary for the construction of the EC 130 / T 2.

The stern is bolted to the fuselage as a separate part.

A set of ribs made of high-quality aircraft plywood is glued into the fuselage and takes care of the tank, landing gear and the turbine and electromechanics.

The finished model has doors that can be opened or pushed like the original.

Windows are fitted from the inside and fixed with superglue.

The landing gear is equipped with a boarding aid which is attached to the landing gear with scale mounting parts.

The cladding of the turbine-gearbox area is fitted with closure replicas. Various air inlets on and around the fairing complete the scale replica.

Optionally the fuselage can be upgraded with stern linings with rivet replicas, quick release fastener replicas. This is done after the assembly and the first preparation for painting.

Further optional available additional equipment such as cockpit, LCD monitors, interior seating, searchlight, winch etc. can be ordered separately depending on the model and let your helicopter become a unique scale replica of your dream helicopter.

To optimise the weight, the new tail boom is constructed in CFRP / GFRP and is extremely light with extreme torsional stiffness.

The variant H 130 / T2 is built with the scale Flex rotor head 3 blades with a scale 3 blade swashplate.

The model is completely assembled by us. You can choose between:

– Model ready to be built, as an extension model with the desired 3D special parts according to your wishes.

– Model ready to fly with drive, the desired 3 D special parts according to your wishes and the paint ..received.
– Electric version with Hacker Q 80

We mainly use radio control components from Futaba, PowerBox, Bavarian Demon, Hacker, and Jeti. The desired installation of 3 D option special parts will be considered according to your wishes.


Airbus Helicopters H130 small

Completely assembled electrical mechanism for the H 130. Mechanism designed for 1 piece of Hacker Q 80 drive motors.

Rotor head

Airbus Helicopters H130 small

Rotor head variant T2 and M:

Scale replica of the 3 blade Flex rotor head with damping via an aluminium star.

Replica completely made of metal on high-precision 5-axis processing machines, manufactured for us according to our drawings and designs.

Extremely good-natured and precisely controllable rotor head

Blade handle mount 14 mm

Rotor head for 12 mm main rotor shafts

Rotor head completely assembled

All parts “Made in Germany”!!!

Extremely good-natured and precisely controlled rotor head

Leaf grip holder 14 mm

Rotor head for 12 and 15 mm main rotor shafts

Rotor head completely assembled

All parts “Made in Germany”!

Swash plate:

Swashplate scale replica for EC 130/ T2 with driver

Version for 4 servos

Replica completely made in metal on high-precision 5-axis-machining machines for us according to our drawings and layouts.

Swash plate completely assembled

Swash plate for 12 mm shafts

All parts “Made in Germany”!!!

Rotor blades 130 /T2 :

Rotor blades 3 pieces finely balanced with a mounting of 14 mm

length 740 mm

Width 50-60 mm


Airbus Helicopters H130 small

The 8-blade Fenestron is completely made of aluminium and has a gearbox with a bevel gear combination 1:1 with a diameter of 23.3 mm. The bevel gears have cyclo-palloid teeth module 0.6.

And the tooth flanks are induction hardened.

This gives us a very high strength and allows us to transmit high torques without any problems and over a very long life time. These torques occur especially in large models and must be compensated by the Fenestron.

Fenestron equipped with ….. blades in aluminium. Mounting of the Fenestron in the rear boom via …stator holder .

Fenestron completely in metal. All parts are manufactured on high-precision 5-axis processing machines for us according to our drawings and designs.

Fenestron with gear completely mounted and gear backlash adjusted in the gear. The stator holders are included with the Fenestron.

Drive via rigid drive with multiple ball bearings, guided in an aluminium tube with connection couplings.

All parts “Made in Germany”!

Scale parts

Airbus Helicopters H130 small

Available as optional 3 D pressure parts or made of stainless steel tube:

Complete cockpit with front seats

Functional LCD monitors for cockpit

Rear seats

Getting started

Landing gear shock absorber

Lighting with position lights incl. holders

Landing light fixed

Extendable landing light

Cabins door handles

Cable Cutter

Windscreen Wiper

Rotor head fairing

Exhaust pipe made of stainless steel with double pipe exhaust outlet

Static rescue winch

Rescue winch with function

Searchlight with holder

Camera with holder

Antenna Set