Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Homebuilt Helicopters of New Zealand - the Alf Crowe Helicopter

Alf Crowe was a well known aviation identity around Feilding, and in the late 1980s/early 1990s he built a homebuilt helicopter:

Sadly I do not know anything about this helicopter except that it was unregistered.  I took the photo in the early 1990s and that is Alf Crowe sitting just inside his narrow rotorcraft hangar at Feilding aerodrome.  Although I was right there I never asked Alf anything about his helicopter which I regret.  It looks to be well made. 

Can anyone else shed any light on this helicopter?

1 comment:

  1. Mr.Crowe was one of the pioneers developing the Adams/Wilson plans built helicopter of the 1950's.
    Still have a booklet somewhere that he send me ( to Europe) in which he explained his construction. The original A/W helicopter used aTriumph motorcycle engine, Mr Crowe used a somewhat more reliable 4T VW Beatle engine.