The "Boon Jr" single-seat helicopter has been rebuilt twice by its 75yr-old designer, Mr A. Weilage of California, with the object of developing an inexpensive helicopter for missionary access to remote spots. Seen here at the recent Flabob EAA Fly-in, the aircraft now has a 102hp converted VW engine providing a cruise speed of 120km/h and a 400km range. Construction time was 250hr with no welding involved — all components are bolted together.
"Flight", 20 April 1972
The Weilage Boon was an American two-seater side-by-side light helicopter developed for use by missionaries during the 1960's. The Weilage Boon was powered by a Lycoming O-235-C four-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine providing a top speed of 185km/h.
|larry, e-mail, 23.01.2012||reply|
I would like to know if there is a place to get plans or complete kits.Any info on this helicopter.
Thanks Have a geart day
|STeve owens, e-mail, 19.04.2010||reply|
I WOULD LIKE TO LET SOME ONE TO KNOW THAT I WAS AROUND AT MR weilage while he was building this helicopter I have the orignal newa clipping in my scrapbook if you would like a copy. Also a advertisement for the blades made by his brother. just e-mail at ssowens2@MSN.COM THANKS STEVE
|James, e-mail, 20.10.2009||reply|
This is cool. My great grandfather made this. I had heard about it as a child. This is the first time I have seen it.
|Scott Weilage, e-mail, 27.11.2008||reply|
I recently found some unique connections to relatives in Germany named Weilage. What his the history of name surrouding The Weilage Boon? With the help of a 71 year old relative in Germany she has traced the name Weilage back to the year 1250
|bmeerfeld, e-mail, 11.02.2007||reply|
Does anyone sell plans for this helicopter?
Do you have any comments ?
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