UH-1 Huey

A Stronger, More Efficient Choice

VHA HUEY Blade and cross section with labels If you’re still flying metal blades, experience the difference new technology can make on your UH-1. VHA’s composite UH-1 tail rotor blade uses an advanced cambered airfoil that improves stall margin, increases tail rotor authority and decreases vibration.

The VHA UH-1 tail rotor blade features carbon fiber spar and skins, fiberglass root fittings, and a stainless steel abrasion strip. The all-composite construction results in a lighter but stronger rotor blade that resists both corrosion and impact damage. Although VHA’s UH-1H tail rotor blade is nearly one-inch wider than the OEM blade, no modification to the tail rotor hub is required for installation.


  • FAA STC/PMA certification for most UH-1 models (see model list below)
  • 2,400-hr service life (double the life of the OEM blade)
  • More efficient Boeing VR-7 airfoil (same as used on the CH-47)
  • Carbon fiber spar and skin, fiberglass root fittings, foam core, stainless steel bushings
  • Replaceable stainless steel abrasion strip
  • Lightning protection mesh
  • Tail rotor diameter same as OEM blade
  • Chord width 9.24 in. (23.5 cm)
  • Thickness 1.10 in. (2.8 cm)
  • Weight 0.50 lbs (.23 kg) lighter than OEM blade

Part Number, Pricing and Warranty Information

PJ Helicopters flies VHA tail rotor blades on its UH-1H 703 Plus for utility operations. Photo submitted by Dave McCammon.

The VHA UH-1 tail rotor blade is available through our VHA distributor network.

  • VHA Part Number 2042200-101
  • Replaces Bell Part Number 204-011-702-15
  • List price $13,200 per blade
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacturing and material defects (excludes damage due to erosion)

Models Available

VHA composite tail rotor blades are certified for installation on the UH-1 models listed below.

NOTE: To download the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), Approved Model List (AML), Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) or Flight Manual Supplement (FMS) for your UH-1 model, please visit our Documents page.

  • Arrow Falcon UH-1H
  • AST UH-1F
  • Garlick UH-1B, UH-1F, UH-1H, UH-1P, TH-1F
  • Hagglund UH-1H
  • International Helicopters UH-1B
  • Northwest UH-1H
  • Overseas Aircraft Support UH-1B
  • Robinson Air Crane UH-1F, UH-1P, TH-1F
  • San Joaquin Helicopters UH-1B
  • S.M. & T. UH-1B, UH-1H
  • Southwest Florida Aviation UH-1B, UH-1H
  • Tamarack UH-1F, UH-1H
  • Williams UH-1H