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Easy To Build One Man Helicopter

Did you ever want to fly a helicopter? But they cost too much to learn how to fly, much less to own one. Now you can do both, this easy to build one man homebuilt helicopter can be made from standard parts that are available from your local hardware store and auto parts store, best of all, if you buy everything on the parts list, it will cost you less than a total of $500.00, if you build the rotors, rotor head, and engines, yourself. No license is required to fly the helicopter, it weights less than 225 pounds, so it falls in the "ultralight" flight category that requires no pilots license. The one man helicopter uses two specially designed jet powered, easy to build, engines mounted on the tips of the rotors. Starts with a push of a button, foot controls for the rudder, and has a motorcycle style handlebar controls for the rotors. Plans contain drawings and instructions to build the helicopter, the tip-jet engines, rotor head and rotor blades.  ....more


E-Z Copter

The design of EZ-Copter is very simple, it uses a lightweight frame with seat, and a rotor head mounted to it. Mounted on the rotor head are the two rotor blates and two lightweight motors used to rotate the rotor blades, lifting this lightweight craft into the air. .....more

The construction plans to build the E-Z Copter includes the drawing's and instructions.


MINI-1 Helicopter

The MINI-1 is a small, low-cost, easy-to-build, single-seat homebuilt helicopter. This little 150-pound helicopter carries maximum payload of 300 pounds; and with its 13-foot rotor, it will take off and land vertically, and it's capable of reaching the top speed of 60 mph.

The plans consist of 11" by 17" large prints of detailed step-by-step instructions.  ....more




Collapsible & Portable Helicopter

This portable one man helicopter is designed to be collapsed into a compact unit for easy transportation, and can be completely assembled in the field, ready to fly in a hurry. Simple snap out pins are used to connect the components in a typical joint in the base of the helicopter. It weighs less than 250 pounds, and can be assembled within less than 10 minutes. It is powered by a 45-hp four cylinder two-cycle engine, with a top speed of 60 mph. Drawings and instructions.  ....more



Pulse Jet Powered Helicopter

In other rotor tip jet propelled helicopters, it is common to provide a jet engine at the tip or outboard end of each rotor blade. The reaction of the jet causes rotation of the rotor with consequent flight of the craft; with no other power being required. A disadvantage is that with the jet engine at the tip of the rotor, considerable drag occurs as a result of the presence of the jet engine.

This Jet Powered Helicopter uses a special arrangement in which a pulse jet engine is located at the root or inboard end of the rotor structure adjacent the rotor column to simplify the fuel flow problem and obviate the objectionable drag which would otherwise occur with the jet engine at the tip of the rotor. In the construction of this helicopter, the jet engine at the root end of the rotor, uses a relatively long tail pipe forming part of. the engine; and the tail piping is utilized to provide a main spar structure for the rotor and providing the exhaust for the jet engine. The rotor structure provides a simple and light but yet sturdy construction. Because of the relatively long tail piping of the jet engine, quieter operation results compared with a jet motor at the wing tip. The hot gases passing through such tail piping eliminate any icing problems which may otherwise occur under certain conditions of flight. Drawings and instructions.  ....more



Lincoln Sport Biplane

This is a smaller one passenger version of the Lincoln Biplane. It was designed several years ago, but it is a true time tested design. It has a length of 16 feet and a wingspan of only 20 feet, with a 35 h.p. engine it has a top speed of 100 mph. This aircraft is sturdy and will perform just as capably as a larger plane. Many of these light airplanes have been built. Plans contain working dimensioned drawings with instructions for anyone fairly familiar with airplane construction to build his own plane. Plans only.  ....more



The Ultralite-Flea

The Ultralite-Flea is designed as a low-cost homebuilt ultralight. The tandem-wing design of the Ultralite-Flea was inspired by the Henri Mignet's popular Flying Flea sports airplane. .....more



FX Super-Light

The FX Super-Light is a wood/foam fabric-covered, single or two-seat, high-wing airplane that is a very simple design. The wing and fuselage is covered with Dacron Polycloth. It is attached to the wood structure with a glue called polytac, then heat-shrunk. No stitching is necessary. The plans for building of FXS are complete, step-by-step, fully detailed and easy to understand. This airplane is fun and economical to build and fly.  ....more




Personal Air Transport

The personal air transport is capable of taking off and landing vertically (VTOL) as well as hovering, forward and back as well as side to side, and is capable of traveling forward at a reasonable speed. It requires a minimum of energy to remain airborne, and which is exceedingly safe to fly, simple and easy to control and easy to operate. By providing a stable, shrouded platform with engines distributed around a circle with each engine arranged to provide upward thrust along a vertical axis. It can retain its stable orientation and continue to fly even in the event of an engine failure. An aircraft weight of 225 pounds and a full tank of fuel the craft will be able to lift a payload of about 400 pounds. The aircraft is a nimble flyer which can rapidly rise off the ground and fly horizontally in any desired direction. Control is effected in two ways:

(1) Small moveable paddles which enable the craft to rotate about its central vertical axis under control of the operator, and

(2) Throttle control, thus controlling the engine speed which will cause the craft to rise, fall or hover. The speed of the engines are also controlled separately to cause the craft to tilt in any desired direction and to move horizontally. Drawings and instructions.  



Vertical Take-Off Flying Platform

This one man platform is a true VTOL flying machine, it's driven by a ducted fan to lift a man into free flight. It is different from a surface skimming hovercraft in that it can reach a considerably higher altitudes. Its driven by a pair of coaxial, counter-rotating propellers inside a six foot diameter duct. The duct gives the fans greater efficiency than unshrouded propellers having greater diameter. Originally developed and built for the U.S. Army and Navy in their VTOL research programs. Drawings and instructions.  ....more


  Ion Propelled Model Aircraft

This is one of the most unusual aircraft ever, it has no propeller, no jets, no helicopter rotors, no wings, in fact it has no moving parts at all. It needs no runway, takes off vertically, and will fly in any direction like a helicopter. This 2 foot diameter model takes to the air completely unsupported and flies on pure electricity. Lift is produced when a negative charge from the emitter changes surrounding air particles into ions, the ions rush toward the positively charged grid, causing a down flow of air, keeping the aircraft aloft. It can be built in almost any shape, it doesn't matter, but round models are the most easily maneuverable.  ....more


Rotor Tip Jet Engine

This unique jet engine was especially designed by us for helicopters with rotor tip mounted engines. It's not a noisy, big, stovepipe looking pulse jet that has been widely used, instead it's a quiet, sleek airfoil shaped engine that doesn't loose power due to drag. It starts with a push of a button, no injection of compressed air is needed, or no pre-rotating of the blades. It has a smooth throttle action from idle to maximum thrust. You can build this jet engine yourself, no special tools are required, and parts are available from the local hardware store or plumbing supply.  ....more



Round Jet Engine

This is a simplified round jet engine that was especially designed to be used to power a wide variety of projects. It is a simple design which is easy to build, with no welding or special tools required. It has just a few parts, that are all available at the local hardware store or building supply. It can easily be scaled up or down to suit your power requirements. It starts with a push of a button, no injection of compressed air is needed. It has a smooth throttle action from idle to maximum thrust, efficient operation, being capable of developing static thrust under stationary conditions, and also has economical fuel consumption at varying speeds and altitudes. As a power plant the Round Jet Engine provides for rugged, economical and reliable operation, as no moving parts are required. Plans Only.  ....more



Thermojet Engine

In the thermo jet engine a unique system is provided where gas jets work in conjunction with a jet to compress the air; the impelling jet resulting from the high velocity of the primary fuel supply. This power plant system is dependent upon, a thermochemical jet process, thus the name "thermo-jet". The thermo jet uses a primary air-injection nozzle in combination with a pilot burner, in  which  fuel is combined with air sufficient to sustain its own continuous combustion. This combustion process is a heat transfer cycle, which is utilized to furnish most of the energy to compress air for the main fuel combustion, eliminating the need for an expensive mechanical compressor. As a power plant the thermojet engine provides for rugged, economical and reliable operation, as no moving parts are required. It burns liquid fuel, such as propane, gasoline, kerosene, alcohol, etc.,  with a high degree of combustion efficiency, because of the ideal fuel-air ratios. The thermo jet engine is a power plant ideally suited for installation on the rotor tips of  helicopters; having the advantage of self-starting , efficient operation, being capable of developing static thrust under stationary conditions, and also has economical fuel consumption at varying speeds and altitudes. Drawings and instructions.  ....more



Valveless Pulsejet Engine

A pulsejet engine is an extremely simple engine but the problem is the stress placed on the valves causes them to wear out very quickly. To solve the problem this Valveless Pulsejet Engine was designed without any valves, in fact it has no moving parts at all. This engine is so simple that almost anyone can build it with a few simple household tools and without welding any parts together. Starts with a push of a button and will easily throttle from idle to maximum power. This design can be made larger or smaller depending on your requirements. Plus, included is a simple modification that is used in our other engines, you can almost double the thrust. Plans Only.  ....more



Rotor Blades

Construction of the rotor blades can be the most difficult part of a homebuilt helicopter project. But with knowing the right materials, tools, tricks of the trade it makes the project go a lot smoother and easier.  You will learn the right materials to use in making fiberglass rotor blades, how to balance and align the blades, and most of all how to test the rotor blades before you install them on the helicopter. Great care and attention to detail must be used in making the rotor blades. Plans Only.  ....more




The rocket engine is a relatively simple device in which propellants are burned and the resulting high pressure gases are expanded through a specially shaped nozzle to produce thrust. Gas pressurized propellant tanks and simple propellant flow controls make operation of a small liquid-fuel rocket engine about as simple as operating an automobile engine. Why then do so many amateur rocket engines fail or cause injury? The reason, usually and simply, is that the amateur is not accustomed to high pressure devices operating near material temperature limits. His normal everyday life is, instead, filled with devices and gadgets operating at low pressures and at low thermal energy levels. With proper design, careful workmanship, and good test equipment, operated in a safe manner, the amateur can build small, liquid-fuel rocket engines which will have hours of safe operating life. This will provide you with design information, fabrication procedures, test equipement requirements, and safe oeprating procedures for small liquid-fuel rocket engines, so you can build your own liquid fuel rocket.


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