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1962

Wallis WA-116

The Wallis WA-116 autogyro, known as "Little Nellie", was a helicopter that could lift twice its own weight, fly 210km/h and rapidly climb to 4100m - even though it weighed 110kg. This aircraft could take off in 30 yards of space at a minimum speed of approximately 20km/h. The autogyro was flown by James Bond in a movie featuring the flying exploits of agent 007.

Wallis WA-116

Wallis Autogyros Ltd (Great Britain)

This small company was founded in 1961 by Wing-Commander K.H. Wallis and has produced an extremely wide range of special-purpose autogyros.

Wallis WA-116/122

Wing-Commander K. Wallis flew his first autogyro in August 1961. After building nine single-seaters, construction of a two-seat variant — the WA-116T — was begun in 1969; he then tested a four-blade rotor and finally produced the WA-116F with which he won the closed circuit world record in 1974 in the 670.26km category.

Wallis autogyros have been powered by various types of engines, within the range 72 to 160hp (the latter is used in the two-seat Wallis WA-122) and have been employed for research programmes, including one promoted by Sperry Radar.

In 1983 development of a production version, powered by a Weslake engine, was under way in association with Vinten Ltd. Intended primarily for para-military use, including policing and survey work, the definitive aircraft is due to be certificated in 1984.

G.Apostolo "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Helicopters", 1984

Wallis WA-116

The Wallis WA-116 Agile was a British single-seater ultra-light autogyro first flown in 1962, and subsequently seen in a James Bond film. The Wallis WA-116 Agile was powered by a McCulloch Model 4318A four-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine providing a top speed of 185km/h and a range of 225km.

WALLIS WA-117

The Wallis WA-117 was a British single-seater ultra-light autogyro developed during the mid-1960's as an advanced version of the Wallis WA-116, powered with a 100hp Rolls-Royce/Continental O-200-B flat-four engine.

WALLIS WA-118

The Wallis WA-118 Meteorite was a British single-seater research autogyro first flown in 1966. The Wallis WA-118 was powered by a Meteor Alfa I super-charged four-cylinder radial air-cooled two-stroke engine providing a top speed in excess of 320km/h.

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Wallis WA-116

FACTS AND FIGURES

- The aircraft achieved the greatest fame was 'Little Nelly' in the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice.

- For its starring role, 'Little Nelly' was armed with dummy air-to-air missiles, 44mm rockets, rearward-firing 'flame-throwers' and two machine-guns

- As well as the Bond movie, a Wallis design also appeared in and was used as a camera ship in The Martian Chronicles.

- A version built in conjunction with Vinten was designed for aerial photography.

- The WA-116 uses 27.5 metres of runway during its take-off run.

- The Wallis WA-122 can be transported in a container thanks to its folding rotors and landing gear legs.

- The prototype WA-116 was flown by Wallis for the first time on 2 August 1961.

- The WA-119 Imp was powered by an engine from the Hillman Imp motor car.


Technical data for WA-116 E-3a

Engine: 1 x Franklin 2A-120A rated at 44.2kW, main rotor diameter: 6.2m, take-off weight: 317.5kg, max speed: 161km/h, max range: 1207km max endurance: 6h 25min

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JAMES KILSBY, e-mail, 27.10.2020reply

Cleaning out in my workshop recently and came across two unmade Airfix Wallis Little Nellie kitsets . I am looking forward to constructing these models , I have had for many years . I have always found Ken Wallis and his Gyrocopters very very interesting over the years , and even though he left us in 2013 i still watch regularly the videos on line of him and his machines in action . I hope that interest in this most amazing man never waynes .

James .

mamaligadoc, e-mail, 22.12.2020 JAMES KILSBY

With respect !!!

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Denny, e-mail, 17.01.2018reply

Hi,
Where can i obtain this plan to build myself and the engine to run it?

Nissanka Abeyratne, e-mail, 09.10.2017reply

In 1960s a known gent was flying the little nelly here in Srilanka.Then I was interested in B8 Bensen Gyrocopter which was simlple Tricycle type design. I have baught plans directly from Bensen in 1983. Its shows 50cc engine fixed to rotor for jump T.o but does not show how to assemble it.Does anyone has Drawings of this Item. because i like KITING than power gyro. Thanks.Nissanka.

Ben Russell-Gough, e-mail, 16.04.2015reply

Huh... Give her a composite shell and a low-noise motor, M60 machine guns, AIM-92 Stingers and lightweight rocket pods and the old girl might actually be practical as a covert scout aircraft! Hang on, let me email the MoD... ;-)

Diego Luis Dagnino, e-mail, 07.10.2010reply

Nobody here has told the fact that the little Nelly and it's civil version are availlable virtually for Flight Simulator 9, and it works fine in FS X after updating it's panel. It can be downloaded from the specialized simulator sites such as flightsim.com or avsim.com ; I can help with the updating of panel.

tony thorne, e-mail, 25.01.2011reply

has anyone ever seen details of the wallis rotor head i suspect it a simple offset gimbal with centrifugal teeter stops to control blade flapping during prespin any comments regards tony

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girishsutar, e-mail, 04.03.2012reply

dear sir,

Hi i girish sutar form india.now i a doing diploma (E&C)last sem i want to make helicopter like in 3 idiot movie... would you explian me how to it. please with explication & How to make helicopter to fly and how to control it by remote and also by keeping wireless cam to it. so can you help me where can i find the rotors blade,motors,batteries and any other material(componet) need for that rc helicopter and images reply me please

girish sutar, e-mail, 04.03.2012reply

Hi i girish sutar form india. I realy like this helicopter i want to make helicopter like in 3 idiot movie... would you explian me how to it. please with explication & How to make helicopter to fly and how to control it by remote and also by keeping wireless cam to it. so can you help me where can i find the rotors blade,motors,batteries and any other material need for that helicopter reply me please

ankur adhana, e-mail, 31.03.2013reply

dear sir i am student b.tech mechanical final
year and i am work this project please tell me.
how it possible send my email id which used part
and technical mesrument.please send every thing.

ankur adhana, e-mail, 31.03.2013reply

dear sir i am student b.tech mechanical final
year and i am work this project please tell me.
how it possible send my email id which used part
and technical mesrument.please send every thing.

John smith, e-mail, 20.07.2010reply

Wankers.. You can't get plans!!! You sound like a bunch of kids screaming "I want one, where do I get it" Wake up, you idiots don't know the first thing about these machines..

daniel puccio, e-mail, 27.08.2009reply

like everyone else, i too would like to know the costs of the Wallis Autogyro. about 20-25 years ago my dad had an oppertunity to buy one for 500$ but passed and we are now curious about the todays price range of them. thank you

ashkan ghane, e-mail, 04.04.2009reply

Hi...

My Name is Ashkan Ghane (From IRAN);
I want buy Licence sell this Producte "Little Nellie" to IRAN.

Please send for me (by E-mail), Information & how buy licence & how buy this product (& price list).

tnx for your information.
Ashkan Ghane
April 01, 2009

ashkan ghane, e-mail, 01.04.2009reply

HI I AM TRYING TO FINDE A SET OF PLANS FOR THE WA-116 AUTOGYRO AND THE KEN BROCK KB-2 GYROCOPTER. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME? THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

JOEL TUCKER, e-mail, 28.02.2009reply

HI I AM TRYING TO FINDE A SET OF PLANS FOR THE WA-116 AUTOGYRO AND THE KEN BROCK KB-2 GYROCOPTER. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME? THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.

Dudley Trollinger, e-mail, 27.02.2009reply

I am a U.S. citizen (Monroe Georgia) What is the price
of the "littleNellie" ----??? where can I buy one???
Dudley T.

Stephen Nier, e-mail, 27.02.2009reply

I've enjoyed learning about Mr.Wallis' AutoGyro on the
History Channel Episode that has already aired at least
twice now! I want one for my private transportation depot!
Is the price per autogyro negotiable or fixed?!
-S.N.,AutoGyro Enthusiast in South Texas....

Steve Straw, e-mail, 26.02.2009reply

I NEED one of these!!! How much can I but one for? How do I go about getting one?

Brian, e-mail, 06.02.2009reply

hello, sorry for my English I am French. I am impassioned by aeronautics and I would like to know if it would be possible for me to build a WA-116. thank you

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