Penni Helicopter


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Penni Helicopter  
by John Burkham
from American Aircraft Modeler
January 1970 
16in span
Tags: Rubber F/F
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 25/02/2017
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About this Plan

Penni Helicopter - Rubber power chopper model. 16inch rotor diameter.

Quote: "World's first real rubber-powered helicopter is simple but a scientifically developed free-flight demonstrating all principles of rotor-wing operation. Build it from scrap!"

Hi Mary/Steve - Here is Clarence Haught's 720 Turn from American Aircraft Modeler magazine issue 01-73.

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Penni Helicopter [more pics 004-007]. Built in 1970 from American Aircraft Modeler plans. For some reason I didn't try to modify anything and it flew right off the table (board) with no trimming needed. I wouldn't have known what to do if it had not flown. Motor is very short, lube and pack in the winds as it doesn't fly very long. I left the model unfinished and the pictures are of a flying session sometime in the '90s, no warps.
JeffBreece - 03/08/2018
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