This Week’s Hints to help you along:
- Designed by two college dropouts in their 20s.
- However, neither designer knew how to fly a helicopter!
- Body styling reminiscent of a Ford Thunderbird car.
- Supposedly easy to fly, stable, easy to maintain and just $10,000.
- It never got off the ground as a commercial venture.
So do you know what this aircraft is?
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Original Scorpion helicopter prototype. BJ Schramm design, Evinrude power
This must be the Javelin helicopter, built by B. J. Schramm and Robert Everts. There is a ‘Popular Mechanics’ article about it from December 1966, page 132.
500 pounds empty weight, speed up to 100 mph and a service ceiling around 12,000 ft.