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Westland "Wideeye" in British Helicopter Museum, 11.03.2001

Built in 1977 as a remotely piloted observation helicopter, powered by two Weslake 2-stroke 2-cylinder piston engines. The "Wideye" was a larger more sophisticated follow up to the "Wisp" with coaxial rotors of 2.30m diameter, allowing a gross weight of 125kg

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Pog, 21.04.2021reply


norman a male, e-mail, 27.11.2012reply

i was involved in this rpv project at westland yeovil as
an engineer building all three. wideye, wisp and wideye

mel bennett, e-mail, 13.08.2012reply

Yes I was involved in the development of the payload carried by this helicoter and can add to the development story. Also have short video of one of its test flights.

Bernard, e-mail, 12.01.2024 mel bennett

I am quite interested in this project, especially the sensor payload it would have carried. Would you care to elaborate your share of the story?


Nigel Frankland, e-mail, 12.01.2015reply

I was one of the team that machined the "A" frame chassis' for all three rpv's

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