The first configuration of the Mini-Copter had no landing gear. The fuel tanks, as well as the control system for the rotor, were arranged in a sort of "harness" that was strapped directly to the pilot. It was powered exclusively by hydrogen peroxide tip jets.

 

Also powered exclusively by hydrogen peroxide tip jets, the second version added a skeletal framework to hold fuel tanks and control systems. It also provided a seat for the pilot.

 

The third version added a 67kW McCulloch flat-four engine. This version took off as a helicopter using its two tip jets. At 48kph forward speed, however, the tip jets shut down and the aircraft flies as an autogyro powered by the McCulloch engine.

 

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Aerospace General Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Aerospace General Corporation

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Single seater

Landing gear: Skids

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

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