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Microlight Helicopters

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:24 pm
:?: I know they are out there. Does anyone know ?
are there any in Ireland :?:
can they be flown on a permit :?:
is there an NPPLh(m) :?:
can you name any tiny ones :?:
.Do you need a licence to fly around your own farm. :?:
If not what height are you restricted to :?:

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:41 pm
by Nanolight
Sure you are not thinking of a gyroplane? I cant see a microlight heli being very safe to be honest.

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:36 pm
HI Nano,
I have seen a real tiny eggbeater without bubble . It looked like a flying mecano set. Just remembered it was a self build and the kit cost 23000 $canadian.But sadly cant find the site again

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:47 pm
by Bladecrack
Rotorway sell little kit helicopters for anyone brave enough to fly in them once they build it.

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:21 pm
by 900EX
I would totally recommend that you join an organization like EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association)

The information and help you will receive regarding any aspect of non-certified rotor craft is invaluable.

You will need to be licenced for the category and class of aircraft regardless of the fact you are flying over your own land or not. Remember you do not own the airspace above your property.

BTW - The rotorway is a well established rotorcraft kit with a good record. Not sure of the situation regarding permit to fly in Ireland.. Quite qure you can operate it though.


Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:59 am
by inverted
The Mini 500 is tiny and is manufactured in Canada.
Looks like great fun......If you have a death wish !
Can be seen here :

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:07 pm
Well Well Well thats a site for sore eyes .Holy guaqamolie there are some real interesting mini helis on that site . Definately take a holiday in Canada next year when the snow thaws

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:10 am
RE lama . during the rescue of two br/army personel from 19500 ft up mount Kimberly. Where would the accumulator have been set . At full up ?or would that have stalled the disk