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Surprising though it may seem, we do not have any topic here dedicated to Fairey. I thought it was time to make up for it, so here is one!



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Fairey Ultra-light

The Fairey Ultra-light Helicopter was a small British military helicopter for reconnaissance and casualty evacuation, designed by the Fairey Aviation Company to be low cost and easily transportable. The project was a casualty of the UK defence economies of the later 1950s...

Read the whole Fairey Ultra-light story on Wikipedia.



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Fairey Rotodyne

The Fairey Rotodyne (Y) was a 1950s British compound gyroplane designed and built by Fairey Aviation and intended for commercial and military applications. A development of the earlier Gyrodyne which had established a world helicopter speed record, the Rotodyne featured a tip-jet-powered rotor that burned a mixture of fuel and compressed air bled from two wing-mounted Napier Eland turboprops. The rotor was driven for vertical takeoffs, landings and hovering, as well as low-speed translational flight, and autorotated during cruise flight with all engine power applied to two propellers. Although promising in concept and entirely successful in trials, the Rotodyne program (including the larger Rotodyne Z, seen in the cutaway views below) was eventually cancelled when a combination of politics and the lack of commercial orders doomed the project...

Read the whole Rotodyne story on Wikipedia.



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Cabin modifications to Fairey Ultralight Helicopters.

Image 1. Shows a 3 view of the slightly enlaged cabins fitted to two of the Ultralights.

G-APJJ C/n 9428 & G-AOUJ C/n 9424.

Image 2. Shows G-AOUJ with cabin further modified to enable a stretcher to be carried for casualty evacuation.



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Early Rotodyne proposal, from September 1949.

U.S Patent 2653778.



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The work carried out by J.A.J Bennett on Gyrodyne design at Cierva pre-war, transferred across to the Fairey Gyrodyne. Still different from the final design, see photo.

U.S Patent 253186.



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The Fairey Jet Gyrodyne.

Please see: https://sites.google.com/site/stingrayslistofrotorcraft/fairey-jet-gyrodyne



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For a possible wooden wind tunnel model please see: http://stingraysrotorforum.activeboard.com/t45251016/questionable-wooden-wind-tunnel-models/



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Stargazer2006 wrote:

Fairey Rotodyne

The Fairey Rotodyne (Y) was a 1950s British compound gyroplane designed and built by Fairey Aviation and intended for commercial and military applications. A development of the earlier Gyrodyne which had established a world helicopter speed record, the Rotodyne featured a tip-jet-powered rotor that burned a mixture of fuel and compressed air bled from two wing-mounted Napier Eland turboprops. The rotor was driven for vertical takeoffs, landings and hovering, as well as low-speed translational flight, and autorotated during cruise flight with all engine power applied to two propellers. Although promising in concept and entirely successful in trials, the Rotodyne program (including the larger Rotodyne Z, seen in the cutaway views below) was eventually cancelled when a combination of politics and the lack of commercial orders doomed the project...

Read the whole Rotodyne story on Wikipedia.


 

Hi Stargazer2006, more of the Fairey Rotodyne can be found here: http://stingraysrotorforum.activeboard.com/t42457576/fairey-rotodyne/



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Rotodyne Type Z

Edit: removed reposted pic,sorry!



-- Edited by hannetonIII on Wednesday 12th of October 2011 02:26:00 AM

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kabomber wrote:
Hi Stargazer2006, more of the Fairey Rotodyne can be found here: http://stingraysrotorforum.activeboard.com/t42457576/fairey-rotodyne/

 Well, it goes without saying that we have all the helos on Stingray's site! Anyone can go and search the database. I only link the outside sites, usually...



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Hi,

here is a Fairey rotocoach for BEA. (pre definition Rotodyne).



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nice find!



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