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Adams-Wilson XH-1 "Hobbycopter"

This company was formed by Mr. T.G.Adams and Mr. Paul Wilson to market plans for a very simple single-seat helicopter named the HobbyCopter, of which they have built a prototype. This new successfully for the first time in November, 1958 and more than 100 sets of plans have since been sold to amateur constructors throughout the world. The company also supplies kits of parts for the Hobby-Copter.

ADAMS-WILSON XH-1 HOBBYCOPTER

TYPE: Single-seat home-built helicopter.

ROTOR: Two-blade main rotor of solid spruce construction. Aerofoil section NACA 0012. Chord 0.20m. Cyclic and collective pitch controlled by swash-plate. Formed aluminium two-blade tail rotor.

ROTOR DRIVE: Engine-to-gearbox by chain; gearbox-to-main rotor by direct shaft; gearbox-to-tail rotor by belt. Main rotor r.p.m. in flight 360. Tail rotor r.p.m. in flight 1,800.

FUSELAGE: Aluminium tube structure, bolted together.

LANDING GEAR: Tubular skids, with retractable ground-handling wheels.

POWER PLANT: One 40-46hp Triumph 650cc motorcycle engine. Fuel in single tank above engine with capacity of 4.5 litres for training, 11.4 litres normal. Oil capacity 3.8 litres.

ACCOMMODATION: Single fiberglass bucket seat ahead of rotor drive shaft.

Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 1959-60

Adams-Wilson "Hobbycopter"

This company was the manufacturer of the Adams-Wilson XH-1 - a single-seat helicopter with an open-frame fuselage and 34hp Triumph motorcycle engine, designed by T.G.Adams and P.Wilson of Lakewood, California. The prototype, N23P first flew in November 1958, and the type was sold as a kit to amateurs as the Model 101 Hobbycopter. The subsequent Model 102 had a strengthened structure, 50hp Triumph engine and fibreglass cockpit shell.

R.Simpson "Airlife's Helicopter and Rotorcraft", 1998

Technical data for XH-1 HobbyCopter

Main rotor diameter: 6.55m, tail rotor diameter: 0.94m, fuselage length: 4.27m, width: 1.52m, height: 1.83m, weight empty, equipped: 161kg, max loaded weight: 252kg, max speed: 96km/h, max cruising speed: 72km/h, econ cruising speed: 64km/h, service ceiling: 2440m, range (training tank): 88km, max range: 193km

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Raymond A Titus, e-mail, 19.02.2021reply

Where can I get a swashplate?

Jeff, e-mail, 09.02.2021reply

The Original HX-1 N93P is part of the San Diego Air And Space Museums collection located at their Gillespie Field Annex in El Cajon Ca. As of Feb. 2021 the Restoration Volunteers are cleaning up the swatch plate and rotor
head in preparation for reinstalling the original Spruce rotor blades.

Monty, e-mail, 04.02.2021reply

Yes I'd like to find a kit to build myself where can you inquire one at ?

gary, e-mail, 10.09.2020reply

where can buy complete kit, original design.

gary, e-mail, 10.09.2020reply

where can buy complete kit, original design.

gary, e-mail, 10.09.2020reply

where can buy complete kit, original design.

gary, e-mail, 10.09.2020reply

where can buy complete kit, original design.

gary, e-mail, 10.09.2020reply

where can buy complete kit, original design.

MED - Ben, e-mail, 05.05.2020reply

hi, can you send me send me the plans?
thank you

MARIAN, e-mail, 21.04.2020reply

hello , how can buy a kit ?thanks

mohamaadreza, e-mail, 16.02.2017reply

hi map hlicopter A /W 95 tank

rajendra, e-mail, 12.07.2016reply

god

ashraf, e-mail, 22.06.2016reply

send me plz the one man helicopter plan at my email

shyalan, e-mail, 26.05.2016reply

Dear Sir,
I would like to recive a instruction on how to build this helicopter.

shyalan, e-mail, 26.05.2016reply

Dear Sir,
I would like to recive a instruction on how to build this helicopter.

talkhak, e-mail, 15.10.2015reply

hi i am looking for the peopele can buy some materiale to build ower own light helicopter or aircraft .i am in aviations maintenance scince 40 years ,the one i can build up cost much less than others i will explain you how when you contact me. thanks

royce short, e-mail, 27.07.2015reply

I belILve this outfit is nothing but a SCAM.

Joe frost, e-mail, 18.06.2015reply

Please Email me some prints and specs

mohit, e-mail, 31.05.2015reply

I will like to get the plans pls send to my email

Ahmad Abdolahi, e-mail, 19.05.2015reply

I need the full map of the single man helicopter to made it.

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