Raising the standard
For the helicopter enthusiast interested in a homebuilt helicopter designed to high standards: the Aeros is one of the most superbly engineered single-place
helicopters you'll find. The plans manual offers page after page of fully detailed construction prints, photos and assembly instructions to guide the builder.
  Aeros in flight

A superb flyer—a well-tested design
Aeros on ground  
General: vertical take-offs and landings; hovering; forward, backward and sideward
flight. In the event of engine failure, the Aeros can autorotate to a safe landing.
Length: 18 ft.
Height: 7 ft.
Width: 5 ft.
Main rotor dia: 22 ft.
Main rotor chord: 8 in.
Main rotor rpm: 450
Disc loading: 2.5 lb/sq ft
Tail rotor dia.: 40 in.
Tail rotor chord: 3.5 in.
Tail rotor rpm: 3,200
Empty weight: 545 lbs.
Useful load: 355 lbs.

Speed (max): 85 mph
Range (max): 65 miles
Engine: Volkswagen
Horsepower: 95+
Power loading: 9 lbs/hp
Fuel capacity: 12 gal.
Fuel consumption: 4 gph
Altitude (max): 12,000 ft

This single-seat helicopter can be built in a well-equipped home shop. It features a bolt-together main frame and a standard helicopter control system: full collective with a twist-grip throttle, full cyclic and foot-operated tailrotor pedals. For low-cost and reliability, the drivetrain utiliizes a converted VW car engine and a primary belt drive that leads to a geared transmission with VW gears. The belt-driven tailrotor is high-mounted to minimize the rolling moment caused by tailrotor thrust. A number of weight-saving features have gone into the Aeros, including a simple, but attractive monocoque tailboom. The Aeros is licensed as an Experimental Aircraft.

As a FREE special bonus, your Aeros Construction Manual
comes with the Homebuilt Helicopter Guidebook!

The Guidebook covers, with clear, illustrated explanations, how helicopters work, the various considerations that go into their design, main- and tailrotor aerodynamics, control-system operation, a glossary of terms, and much more! Then, fully illustrated with photos and detailed specifications, is a presentation of what is currently available to the helicopter hobbyist in the form of kits and plans. For those seeking the very best value for their investment, this is the information you need to make the right choice. Also included is a section on mini jet helicopters and the engines that power them (ramjet and pulsejet), plus a complete list of sources of all the parts and materials you need to build the Aeros, or to build or restore virtually any other small helicopter. The comprehensive list includes sources of engines, metals, AN hardware, cables, controls, rotorblades, instruments, and the regulations you need to know. Your copy of this fascinating and highly informative Guidebook, presenting the world of small homebuilt and kit helicopters, is included at no extra cost with your order for the Aeros Construction Manual!

Heli Guidebook cover  

Need an engine for your Aeros helicopter? Click here
for a selection of VW engines of suitable horsepower.

Also available: rotor blades for your Aeros!
  Aeros-woman pilot in cockpit Aeros flying  

Your order includes the complete plans for building the Aeros Helicopter
PLUS the free bonus manual—the
Homebuilt Helicopter Guidebook!
COMPLETE PACKAGE: Only $29 (add $8 post U.S., $19 foreign)

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