title: The Choppy
– PARTS & KITS –
AIRFRAME + MAIN and TAIL ROTOR SYSTEMS

Rear view of Choppy
The original Choppy

VORTECH NOW OFFERS COMPONENTS AND KITS FOR BUILDING THE POPULAR A/W CHOPPY HELICOPTER.

The parts sold by Vortech incorporate improvements over the original design. For example, we offer a greatly improved tail-rotor mechanism, utilizing a shaft drive instead of belt drive. See the Choppy page for specs of the original.

The complete Choppy kits sold by Vortech are available in 2 forms:
1. Ultralight Choppy.
This kit includes a shaft-driven tailrotor, a cog-belt drive system and a Rotax 503 engine. Price: $33,995 complete
2. Experimental Choppy. This kit also includes a shaft-driven tailrotor, but instead of the cog-belt drive system it uses a gearbox; and instead of a Rotax 503 it uses a Hirth 3203 engine. A full cabin enclosure is standard. Price: $38,995 complete

 
Choppy Airframe with Tail Section
Airframe is pre-welded and includes seat, skids, tail section and instrument pod (minus instruments).
Add $1,875 for a cabin.

PRICE: $6,495.00
(add $225 crating)

Choppy seat + instruments
Choppy
Above: The New Choppy with full cab (shown with doors)
Left: Ultralight Choppy's instrument pod

Choppy Main Control Head/Hub
Rotor Hub with pitch bearings, including blade grips. For 1" rotor shaft. Pitch linkage and swash plate are not included.

PRICE: $4,495.00
(+ $50 shipping U.S.)

Choppy rotor head & swash plate

Choppy Main-Rotor Hub & Swashplate

Choppy Swash Plate mechanism
Swash plate for 1" rotor shaft, minus hub and pitch linkage.

PRICE: $2,490.00
(+ $40 shipping U.S.)

Complete Choppy Rotor Head
Complete main rotor hub/head and swash plate mechanisms combining the parts described above, and including the pitch linkage.

PRICE: $6,495.00
(+ $65 shipping U.S.)


Choppy Tail-Rotor Hub

Choppy Shaft-Driven Tail Rotor Drive
Shaft-driven upgrade for Choppy, minus tail-rotor hub and blades. Includes lovejoy couplings for 7/8" drive shaft. (For the complete tail rotor system, see below.)

PRICE: $2,990.00 (+ $45 shipping U.S.)
 

Complete Choppy Shaft-Driven Tail-Rotor Drive & Hub
Complete, ready-to-bolt-on shaft-driven tail-rotor mechanism including hub, lovejoy coupling (for 7/8" drive shaft) & pitch linkage.

PRICE: $4,995.00 (+ $55 shipping U.S.)
($3,995.00 for belt-driven version + $50 shipping U.S.)

ABOVE LEFT:  The ultralight Choppy   ABOVE RIGHT:Collective & cyclic control
BELOW LEFT:
Instruments & controls  BELOW RIGHT: Shaft-driven tailrotor gearbox

 tailrotor hub, gearbox
Pro-drive + clutch  Choppy's tailfins (stabilizers)
 The 2 photos above and 2 below show Cog-drive-enhanced Choppy with tailfins
Choppy with Pro-drive (rear) Pro-drive (rear)

ABOVE The Choppy's control head/rotor hub
BELOW:
Choppy with full cab, doors and integrated instrument panel

instrument panel instrument panel
See a complete list of enhanced Choppy kits: click here
When ordering Choppy parts or kits, you only need to send 60% of the total cost with your order. The balance is not due until your parts/kits are ready for shipment. Foreign shipping cost is paid on receipt.
   Price & design subject to change without notice.

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VORTECH, Inc., Box 511-W, Fallston, MD 21047


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