Redback Aviation's spider helicopter design
Our Spider helicopter design is aimed at those who have a little more time, skill and money to be rewarded with a higher performance machine.
NOTE: Redback Aviation currently has our high performance single seat helicopter design on hold. We do not have an expected release time or date for this design. We will be revisiting the design at a later stage as funds permit. Please feel free to make a donation to Redback Aviation as all contributions are used directly for the running of our website and for the research and development of affordable helicopter designs to be released as plans.
Our vision is to provide a lively and powerful helicopter with a cruise speed of around 95kts. The Spider helicopter will have a welded 4130 chromoly steel airframe with a streamlined composite cabin. It will be powered by a converted auto engine driving a clutchable v belt reduction to a conventional right angle gearbox. We use all composite asymmetric main rotor blades which contribute to its high performance.
Further details will be released on this website as design development and testing progresses. Please note that this description relates to our prototype currently in development and may change with the final design when released to the public.
We have no plans to design or sell a two seat helicopter at this stage due to increased complexity and expense in developing such a craft.
PROJECT CURRENTLY ON HOLD
Typical styled helicopter swash plate control system.