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Fuel system
Twin fuel tanks located on the center of gravity allow variation in fuel load without affecting center of gravity. Serviceable from either side of the helicopter, the tanks hold 48 U.S. gallons (182 liters) of fuel. Location on top of the helicopter makes possible a simple gravity flow system, eliminating the need for a pump. The location is also an important safety measure, since the tanks are not subject to rupture on rough terrain.

Electrical system
The electrical system consists of a 28 volts DC system in accordance with CAA requirements. A 28 volts 50 ampere generator, a 24 volt, 15 apmpere-per-hour battery and a voltage regulator are provided. An ignition switch and electrical starting button are installed on the instrument panel convenient to the pilot.

Easy-action throttle linkage system
The 47J-2 has a completely new friction-free throttle control that provides smoother, easier operation. It gives more precise throttle control and precludes any possibility of throttle freezing or mechanical binding.

Improved powered flight controls
Hydraulic power controls, comparable to automotive power steering, make the 47J-2 easier and less fatiguing to pilot and provide a still higher degree of precision.

Blue-tinted cabin plexiglas bubble
The 47J-2's blue-tinted bubble adds to comfort by reducing sun glare and heat induction.

Tail rotor blades
Redesigned with an internal honeycomb insert for added strength, the 47J-2's bonded tail rotor blades are designed for greater safety and performance.


When a company buys a Bell, it does not have to buy a helicopter pilot. Transition from fixed-wing to helicopter flying can be one of the simplest, most satisfying experiences in a pilot's career. The Bell training school is recognized throughout the world as the finest and most thorough. Its methods are the most advanced; classes are small, allowing close personal attention to each student. Because so much of helicopter flying is similar to fixed-wing, most pilots solo in less than ten hours and often in four or five. However, prior flight training is not a requirement for completion of helicopter pilot courses. In fact, many of today's high-time helicopter pilots had no previous time in airplanes.
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