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Helicopter Swashplate Plans (eBook download)

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Professional Helicopter Swashplate Drawings

Helicopter swashplate in dynamic test stand

Suitable for SINGLE SEAT or TWO SEAT helicopters!

The ever elusive helicopter swashplate… While every traditional (and some non-traditional) style helicopter uses them, they are not a common item to come by. Here we present a solid alternative to the Adams Wilson style helicopter swashplate – the only other helicopter swashplate plans currently available.

Helicopter Swashplate Plans :: Swash plate plans

NOTE: Measurements removed for display purposes only – all measurements provided on eBook download.

This is a robust design, looking similar in size and layout to the Rotorway Exec helicopter (but of completely different design). Yes, there is some professional machining required, as with most helicopter parts, with the result being a dependable swash plate control system.

Please read these important notes about these swashplate drawings!

The helicopter swashplate plans come as a downloadable eBook, NOT AS A PDF!

If you wish to build a swashplate assembly from these drawings, you will have to copy by hand

All helicopter swashplate drawings in black and white presented as images in eBook format

The helicopter swashplate construction eBook comes with encrypted viewing and refund protection

There is little dialogue contained, consisting mainly of working drawings for the helicopter swashplate

Designed for helicopters with a 1.5 inch diameter main rotor shaft (38.1 mm)

ALL DIMENSIONS in METRIC (millimeters – “mm”) measurements for helicopter swashplate drawings

Images can be viewed “FULL SCREEN” (up to 1280 pixels wide) though screen shot copying is disabled

Generally speaking, the helicopter swashplate eBook WILL NOT WORK ON MAC without appropriate PC compatibility software

If you are not satisfied with these conditions, please DO NOT PURCHASE the swashplate plans THEN COMPLAIN

Purchases of the swashplate drawings are handled automatically, contact us should you have problems

Printing privileges HAVE BEEN REMOVED so you CANNOT print out the swashplate drawing content

We DO NOT offer ANY technical support for the helicopter swashplate or the construction drawings

These actions have been put in place to avoid unauthorized reproduction and sharing of the swashplate plans

About These Swashplate Plans

Contains parts lists and the construction drawings of a two seat light helicopter swashplate assembly. The helicopter swashplate plans contain machining drawings and dimensions, assembly perspectives along with parts list and material requirements.

Advanced machining is required to construct the helicopter swashplate so this would not generally be considered a home project unless you have your own CNC type equipment. The design of this particular helicopter swashplate is based on a two seat helicopter, and is NOT for any other purpose!. No specific information is provided as per the operating parameters or operating restrictions.

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DISCLAIMER: You/the purchaser/the recipient of these helicopter swashplate plans will assume all risk and legal responsibility for any construction and use of the swashplate. If you do not agree with these terms, it is your responsibility to not purchase these helicopter swashplate plans and drawings. The swashplate drawings are presented for educational purposes only.

Perspective Views :: Machining Dimensions :: Parts Lists :: Material Types

Helicopter Swashplate Plans :: Swash plate plans

NOTE: Measurements removed for display purposes only – all measurements provided on eBook download.
PRICE $14.95 – Available NOW!

STEP 1: Click to Download eBook and SAVE to your computer. (will LOCK to this computer ONLY!)

File size 4.85MB – (5,088,082 bytes)

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NOTE: The book will always remain anchored to the computer it is downloaded to so choose wisely – we suggest a laptop if available for portability.

Your e-Book can only be read on the first computer it is opened on. If the file is duplicated, those copies will not work on a different computer.


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Currently our account is setup to show the PIN code after purchase – though modern security software can accidentally block this!


  1. Click on the “Download” button. This will prompt you to “Save” the Swashplate eBook file to your computer. This is the actual eBook plans file in it’s “Locked” format with a preview image.

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MAC USERS “Is there a way to run eBookGold on a Mac system running OSX?”

At this time, eBookGold only supports Windows 98/ME/NT/2K/XP/VISTA/7/8 and 10 systems (our eBooks are compiled with eBook Gold software). HOWEVER, you can still run it on a Mac IF you have 3rd party software installed that can emulate the Windows environment.

GuestPC (http://www.lismoresystems.com) is an inexpensive emulator which can be purchased online and downloaded.

PLEASE NOTE: All information is © International Copyright Protected and not available for re-distribution. Offenders will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

All information remains the property of Redback Aviation and may not be copied, altered, re sold, manipulated, posted for public display or otherwise. All information is provided for educational purposes only.

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You understand and agree that Redback Aviation and all of it’s related persons are in no way responsible or liable in relation to the information supplied, presented or otherwise implied. While this manual does contain numerous machinist drawings along with dimensions and parts lists, it is not being presented as a complete "plans package".

VIDEO: Helicopter controls – swashplate motion

WHY ALL THE SECURITY? – Previously Redback Aviation paid $25,000 advertising rights for some helicopter related materials. In good faith, we sold that information on to customers “unprotected” and saw it pop up all over the net for free. Our sales amounted to around $1,500 prior to this, netting us a total loss of approximately $23,500. Please understand why we had to take all these “security” precautions. We are privately funded (money comes out of MY POCKET) and the sponsored advertising only “just” pays for hosting and domain registration renewals. This site is run for the benefit of all helicopter experimenters.

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Swashplate assembly:

Purpose — To change cyclic control movements from linear control movement into rotating control movement.

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Swashplate support:

  1. Open cylinder encircling the mast

  2. Top portion is uniball for swashplate

  3. Supports inner ring of swashplate

  4. Slots in lower sides for collective lever bearings

Swashplate inner ring:

  1. Tilts on uniball when activated by cyclic control rods connected on two clevis-type horns at the forward sides of the inner ring

  2. Clamped on the uniball by upper and lower sets of contoured teflon bearings

  3. Held from rotating, but allowed to tilt, by a pin-type horn at the rear connected to an anti-drive link

Swashplate outer ring:

  1. Tilts with the inner ring but rotates with the mast

  2. Mounts on the inner ring through a duplex bearing

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4 Comments on "Helicopter Plans :: Helicopter Swashplate Plans"

  1. Robert Hephner | May 25, 2020 at 9:27 pm | Reply

    Do you have plans for a swashplate for a coaxial helicopter
    Thank You
    Robert Hephner

  2. Paid for Swashplate drawings ,what now ?

    • Firstly, PLEASE ALLOW US TIME TO RESPOND! Opening a case through Paypal in less than 24 hrs is a little unfair – especially since the page specifically asks you give us 48 hours to respond. This is a one-man hobby operation run (at a loss) from the opposite side of the world from you – in different time zones, so I was asleep when your order came in! It looks like I’m going to have to go over the page and make it even clearer that although our download system works fine, our PIN delegation software is run by a third party and isn’t very modern or reliable. Thus we ask you use the CORRECT contact form to advise us, and at least allow us time to respond (“USUALLY” 24-48 hours). Kind regards, Adam Aitken.

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