G-1 Helicopter




G-1 Helicopter
G-1 Helicopter

Original Specifications

Primary Function:
Crew:
Engine (typical):
Weight Empty:
Max. Weight:
Payload:
Fuel:
Length:
Width:
Height:
Main Rotor Dia:
Tail Rotor Dia:
Fuel Consumption:
Max. Speed:
Ceiling:
Range:
Year Deployed:
recreation
one
40 hp
150 lbs.
420 lbs.
270 lbs.
5 gals.
12 ft.
5 ft. 8 in.
5 ft. 6 in.
12 ft.
2 ft.
4 gph
80 mph
10,000 feet
96 miles
1971



The G-1 Helicopter, originally made by Compcop, is said to be the world's smallest helicopter. We understand that updated plans and construction manual are currently available from Vortech, Inc. We received the following email from Dennis Hawkins (n4mwd@amsat. org):
"You list the G-1 Helicopter as being the world's smallest helicopter, but you should know that this is a fake helicopter and has never actually flown. Its a scam and comes only in plans form.The photo that has been released of it flying is a photoshop fake. There are a lot of fake aircraft out there. As a rule, if there aren't any real photos of them flying, then they probably don't.

 

One company even went so far as to draw a high resolution photo realistic CAD representation of their helicopter and superimpose that onto an image of a helipad and then claimed it to be real.

There are other ultralight helicopters than the G-1 Helicopter that really do fly and I would say that they should get the title as "world's smallest helicopter". Specifically, the mosquito ultralight. Here is a link: http://www.mosquito-helicopter.info. They also have videos that can be downloaded. - Dennis Hawkins"

Thank you, Dennis, for the information.




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