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Stephen Holup, e-mail, 03.09.2023 05:51

Hi Mal,

I would love to obtain a copy of the complete set of drawings... that is if they are for sale???

Please advise,
Stephen - USA -

C MacKay, e-mail, 20.04.2017 10:58

The blades for this miniature autogiro were made by the Morris Company of Glasgow. They also made the blades for Hafner's flying Jeep. The deign of the Rotachute went to America. You can find all about it in Shavings for Breakfast and the history of the British helicopter, the sycamore seeds. Both profusely illustrated. One version of the Rotachute had an inflatable fuselage

Joe Faust, e-mail, 08.12.2011 20:21

Hafner seems to have employedthe hung-pilot-pod tensionsionally while havig a small triangle control airfram part that via weight-shift by pressing the part would control pitch of the rotor in his gyroplane. Later Bensen would use similar. The mechanics for such control of wing via an airframe part by hung pilot was in 1910 in FLIGHT magazine and also in 1908 in Breslau in a gliding club where a hang glider used a cable-stayed airframe triangle control frame (two queenposts based with a basebar) for controlling the pitch and roll of wing.

giroconcept, 29.08.2011 19:16

Rotachute and FA 330 are beautiful , but i can't build these autogiro kite in small dimension , there don ' t a good fly , it's so hard .Since 1999 , I buid some autogiro kite with 3 , 4 and 5 blades.
You can see my videos on Youtube :giroconcept

Parkertwo, e-mail, 27.06.2011 08:09

Hi Mal Gilmore, I also would like you to contact meabout the rotachute and rotajeep plans, flight test data anything you may happen to have sir. Thank you Paul Kasper USA

robin bird, e-mail, 30.12.2010 18:55

Mal I would be interested in seeing your Flying Jeep and
Fa330 material. My late father was the AFEE photographer for these trials.

kalouguine, e-mail, 14.10.2010 17:16

Hi "Mal Gilmore"
Delighted that you have the drawing can you please contact me .Kalouguine

Mal Gilmore, e-mail, 24.05.2010 10:31


I have a complete set of original drawings for the construction of the Rotachute and the off set delta hinge and 3 set of blades drawings along with flight testing data and construction plans for the 43 ft Jeep rotor and head design.Some are marked Secret. I also have the drawings and flight reports for the Fock Achgelis Fa330

Al Mellor, e-mail, 11.11.2009 15:06

There are one or two original Rotachute drawings held by the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop, Hampshire England

kalouguine, e-mail, 09.03.2009 03:03

I am looking for rotachute blue print and drawing whit intention to reproduce one for studyed do you have any idea where i have to look for
many thanks

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